Scotland outcome seems predictable in hindsight but my heart goes out to them.
Sort of like letting your kid have a go on a bike then just saving it before it falls..
But how fucking annoying to have the City go “yeah we knew that would happen..so nerrr”
Should they have found out the hard way and learnt from what could be an irreversible choice in the vain belief of like many regions with a strong identity that independence is a virtue in itself over any economic argument
Better to be a big fish in a small pond or small fish in a big pond?
Would any of this change the plight of those common disillusioned who by definition must want a change of status quo because thats what you feel when things aren’t going your way.
Here is my prediction…next time round when nothing has changed they’ll have the stomach for it.
Reminded me of how..at the height of Tory incompetence,in the wake of Black Wednesday,cash for questions,dodgy arms deals and an inglorious coup against their own leader, a pre emptive celebration in Sheffield by a welsman was enough to spook the British electorate into bringing the Tories back in for another term in 1992.
After 13 years of Thatcherite waterboarding we were too mollified to think for ourselves.and it actually took our own stupidity for us to finally learn our lesson.
And when did Gordon Brown start resembling a messianic Mohammed Ali Jinnah ?.. “better in (but with me as boss)”…only difference-Scots were paradoxically sufficiently united to have confidence in the union unlike Muslims in post war India…and Brown’s probably drinks less.
Amazing how naive optimism can be but is it right to cynically dismiss it when ,without it,there really would be no progress.
Maybe just shows when revolution does come its just too chaotically unpredictable.Your money is always safe with supporting the status quo and it leads to a false confidence in statistics which ,like a deranged physiology,is easy to analyse once the disruption is apparent but how to predict that break from the steady state ,is the art.
And it is art.
And the tricky bit of science is how to build chaos predictably and yet randomly into a model.
Like medicine,trying to straddle that line between applying what you know to something that has very debatable applicability.
Like Alan Henning maybe being the catalyst to lose the silent backing of a body of sympathetic support which all movements not matter how extreme need for survival.
Oh plus the financial backing of a rich Arab state that has too much oil for the US to want to disrupt its relations with.
Bu when there is enough sustained public backlash these things can dwindle and Alan Henning’s kidnap by ISL/ISIS/Islamic State/bunchofrepressedindividualswhoneedagoodjerkingoff surely tops the stupid list.
I mean when the clerics start telling the terrorists to tone it down you know the wire has snapped.
If this can stir some nano conscious self reflection then Islam has a chance but once these nutters lose the hearts and minds of the anti-Israel camp they will realise they are ushering a neo-Marxist demise of their own religion thanks to their preposterous brainwashed and ungratified male egos.The world is too connected for this movement to do anything more intelligent than kill people.
So in anticipation of that prospect I thank them for their idiocy.The most potent viruses self destruct by killing their host too quickly.