Wow. I am terrible at keeping this up to date. But hasn’t this year gone so fast? I now only have 6 weeks left here in America, and the workload is slowly increasing!
Anyway, I digress. I wanted to rant about Scottish independence because recently it has been winding me up like crazy! For those of you unaware of what I am talking about my home country Scotland is wanting to leave the UK and become a lonely, independent country, all because our leader, Alex Salmond, wants more power. But, it could potentially be the worst thing that will ever happen to Scotland. He has lowered the voting age to 16 for this one independence referendum we will get to vote on in 2014, but that’s only because Salmond knows he is likely to get more votes that way. I’m 20 in two weeks so it wasn’t that long ago that I was a 16 year old and believe me, I knew nothing about politics back then, let alone what independence is likely to involve. I also have a 17 year old brother so I feel I can relate to the people of that age. But I fear they will vote in relation to football scores! From my experience young people have an irrational hostility towards the English genuinely because they beat us in almost every sport and I feel that young people will vote for independence because of this. It’s scary!
One thing that would happen if we became independent would be that we would have to leave the European Union then join the back at the queue of all the other countries wanting to get in and go through the whole process again, plus we would have to have the Euro! It’s probably one of the worst things that could happen to Scotland right now, we’re just not ready for it yet and I’m not sure we ever will be.