1.6 Million

Aye, weel, it’s not the result I had hoped for, but I’m still hugely proud of what Scotland has achieved. The turn out and the level of engagement and positivity has been immense. I’m proud to have voted Yes, proud of all those who campaigned so hard, I’m proud of my adopted home city of Glasgow, and of the 1.6 million Scots who voted for independence.

I hope this has been a wake up call for politicians of all stripes and a welcome reminder to the people of Scotland that there is more to political engagement than Westminster and Holyrood party politics. Lets hope that we can maintain this level of positive action and political engagement and let’s make sure we all work towards to a more equitable, fair and democratic society.

If there’s one thing that rankles with me this morning though, it’s that I will continue living in a country that hosts nuclear weapons.  Perhaps it’s time I renewed my membership of CND…

ETA I rejoined CND at the weekend.  You can read their case against Trident here: No to Trident.

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3 thoughts on “1.6 Million

  1. hear hear. and there is solace in the other stat too, that less than half the electorate of Scotland voted for the Union. 😉

    Will be sad though when we’re on the sidelines as Catalonia joins the community of nations, but then they don’t have the Scottish Labour Party to deal with.

    all the best Lorna

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