Friday, 19 September 2014

So now we know.

The Scots voted by a fairly narrow margin - roughly (very roughly) 4 to 3 - to remain a part of the United Kingdom.  Which answers quite a lot of questions.  But it leaves quite a few hanging in the air.  The leaders of all three main political parties have promised that greater powers will be devolved to the Scottish parliament and a timetable has already been promulgated.  But I thought that the approval of the national Parliament, ie Westminster, would be needed for devo-max (as it is known) to take place.  And if - or, more accurately - when devo-max occurs, a whole new can of worms will be opened.


Frankly, I see trouble ahead.  But let's not worry ourselves about that just yet.  Let's just enjoy the pure joie de vivre of this video.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

That video really brightened up a rather rainy morning in Somerset, thank you!

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

Just so you know.
I have stolen parts of your blog today.

Brighton Pensioner said...

You are more than welcome, Skip.

Meg said...

I have just discovered your blog in the last few weeks. I am enjoying everything from your political observations to the weather which are a welcome contrast to where I live in Fort Worth, Texas.

Brighton Pensioner said...

Welcome, Meg - and many thanks for your kind comment.