0 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
Can't people just be happy being part of the UK?
I get really angry at people who are pro-Scottish independence. All of them are of the same mindset - English imperialists reigning over us 'taking our oil' - they all seem to forget the fact that it was a SCOTTISH king who decided to move his palace to England, and ultimately it was SCOTLAND who initiated union with English...yeah that's right UNION, not WAR, not IMPERIALISM.
Get over yourselves, you're practically your own country anyway. I love how a lot of them seem to be under the illusion that if Scotland were independent it would suddenly be some amazingly improved wonderland, Alex Salmond said recently I believe that he would 'erradicate' poverty if Scotland were independent - I'd love to see that, seeing as if you broke away from the UK you would be working with a smaller budget than you have already. And if Scotland had been independent circa the recession they would have been up shit creek without a paddle the amount the UK government and mainly ENGLISH tax payers had to bail out their banks.
Anyway back to topic...
Then I hear about Cornish national sentiment, and to be honest, I though it was a joke. Cornwall has never and will never be it's own country. Ethnically different.....huh? That's like saying East Londoners are ethnically different from West Londoners...NON SENSE. About 200 people speak Cornish, which was nearly extinct until some idiots decided to dig it up again a few years ago. I'm all for diversity, but just because you're 'slightly' different doesn't mean you need to be your own country.