Anonymous said: Sympathise with you guys not getting the yes vote. Do get a bit miffed tho everyone talks about the north and scotland. And compare them to south east But everyone forgets the south west. Did you know we get the lowest amount of yearly funds from the goverment. Everyone thinks we are well off farmers down here but the truths is alot of families live on or below the poverty line. The cost of living exceeds the minimum wagef
Thanks, I appreciate the sympathy. You’re right, we do talk a great deal about Scotland and The North being close. Because successive Westminster governments and Westminster policies only care about London and the South East. Not sure where you are the South West, but I’ve been to Truro back in 2008. It was a beautiful little place. I was doing some work down there and one of the mandatory questions was about asking their nationality.. there was a number of people that replied “Cornish”. And I think that was great that that’s how they felt.
Now, the case for Scottish independence is not going to go away. It will continue to live on in the mind for those that sought it. Of course, it may be years before this opportunity presents itself again. In the meantime, there’s a general election in just over six months time. Have you read the news today? Nigel Farage has been invited to attend the leader’s televised debates. Wait, what? They’ve got ONE MP. And they only got that less than a fucking week ago. You’d think that the mainstream media would given the SNP (eight MPs), Plaid Cymru (three MPs), Democratic Unionists (eight MPs), Green Party (one MP) the same attention, yeah? Oh… wait… that’s right. Nigel Farage has been on Question Time FIFTEEN FUCKING TIMES in the last five years. More than anyone else. Except David Dimbleby, of course, but I dare say that Farage would probably want to elbow him out of the way too. Tell me… the way that the media are giving them all this attention… does it sound… democratic to you? That one party is being given all the newspaper column inches, TV appearances and other soundbites? When there are parties out there that have had longer-standing elected representatives? Where is the balance? Why, it is enough to make you think that it almost suits the media to give all this attention to this xenophobic, self-centred, NHS-hating, immigrant-bashing, racist. In the UKIP manifesto, they want to privatise the NHS. Immediately. How do you think that will help with alleviating the poverty line in the UK? There are 13 MILLION people in the UK below the poverty line. 1 million people that have to rely on foodbanks. And they are being driven to this in the name of austerity cuts.
Tell me… in May 2015… how does it make you feel knowing that there could be a Tory and UKIP coalition government..? The most dystopian future I could ever imagine.
But this is what could happen if you in the South West alert people to this. I’m sorry that England doesn’t have a proper alternative party… but fuck me, you’ve got to find some candidates better than posh twats or racists.
David Cameron the way I imagine him currently, freaking out whilst Westmonster shakes and occasionally spits out something vile: “ARGH! the Scot’s are angry again! Quick what do we do? We can’t use Bumbling Brown or Doom-sayer Darling now… Um, that’s it. Shoo, shoo. Get back in your little box. Shit, they’re smarter than they look. They’re continuing to become politically enlightened and aren’t rioting! WHAT DO WE DOOOO?! What do you mean we still haven’t given stuff we promised them 30-40 years ago? Queenies going to have a fur-ball!” *Brushes sweat from forehead with a wad of Illegal war money and benefits cuts.* “I know, we’ll just keep trying to slowly screw them over, poison them even, like always. The MoD have a few ideas, then they’ll just have to accept u̶s̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶i̶r̶ ̶d̶i̶a̶b̶o̶l̶i̶c̶a̶l̶ ̶o̶v̶e̶r̶l̶o̶r̶d̶s̶ the vote despite nearly half being Yes voters and many No voters slowly beginning to regret it. Just hope they don’t find any more evidence for potential ballot fraud, security failings and any more serious dirt on our politicians whilst we continue to p̶l̶a̶n̶ ̶e̶v̶i̶l̶,̶ ̶d̶a̶s̶t̶a̶r̶d̶l̶y̶ ̶s̶c̶h̶e̶m̶e̶s̶ romp around the middle-east with our chums in the white house. Though I may be forgetting something… Nah, couldn’t be, they’ll be the ones to forget right? It’s not as if I’ve spilled the beans on how I resent the poor or anything again. The media spin doctor said this should die down in 3 to 6 weeks after the Referendum and I can stop pretending to be aware of the plights of the commoners once more and get on with feeding the bloated corporate fat-cats I do so love.” [Side note, I think they should bring back Spitting Image - heck it’s still relevant today].
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