Friday, 13 January 2012

A Scot by Any Other Name

I’ve been listening to this argument about the mechanics and timing of the vote over Scotland seceding from the Union. 

What exactly is a Scot; is it someone who was born there? If so, then some 15% of Scots won’t be eligible to vote anyway, as they live south of the notional border – or indeed abroad.

Concomitantly, if the definition is those individuals who live there, then those Sassenachs who live in Scotland (of which there are quite a few) will have the right to vote. 

One thing can be guaranteed if Scotland does secede – nothing will change. In the words of the prophet, it's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world.

1 comment:

  1. Voting should be limited to those whose name begins with the traditional Mac.