You know what?
I love being British.
If there is, it’s yours, not mine.
I’ve always been proud to be British, I think as a nation we have had some great achievements, particularly when you consider the size of the UK against the resources available to much larger countries.
But although I love being British, my personal identity is Scottish first and British second.
They say that necessity is the mother of invention and Scotland is famous for its inventors.
We have been inventive, creative, adaptive, our lack of resources has made us use what we have available.
Historically, it has to be said, that our lack of resources made us Brits take what was available elsewhere, hence the Commonwealth became established, where the UK became rich at the expense of other nations who weren’t as technologically savvy.
At the sharp end of The Empires sword were the Scots.
What do you think happened in the days when fusiliers rampaged through other peoples lands?
We bludgeoned, maimed and killed our way through India, Australia and elsewhere all in the name of The Empire.
It’s nothing to be proud of, thankfully those days have gone.
However even now, the British Army is full of Scottish people who sign up because of the lack of opportunity available locally.
It has to be said, that proud as I am to be Scottish, that as well as being inventive, we can be a lazy, angry, aggressive lot.
The rest of the UK, would probably be better off without us.
Will we be worse off without them?
Make no mistake, there will be a pension shortfall and no-one to pay for the growing elderly population.
We have 37% of employed people working in the public sector, much, much higher than the rest of the UK.
Because, we care for our weak.
But someone has to pay for that, so without the UK we are going to struggle.
And shut-up about the oil, because even after independence the contracts with the oil companies will roll on and we will continue to get shafted.
Do you seriously think that we should rely on a single source of income?
I don’t. What happens after its gone?
There are many many reasons for saying NO tomorrow.
Economically I think we will be better off and safer with the UK.
I don’t believe what Salmond and his like tell us, he preaches to the gullible telling them what they want to hear because he has his own agenda.
But this isn’t about Salmond or the SNP.
My reason for voting YES is simple.
Because we need to walk our own path.
We need to stop sending our children off to fight in corrupt British wars in far-off lands.
We need to get back to being the inventive nation we are.
We need to increase employment within the private sector.
We need to look after our needy, but get the people abusing the system back to work.
We need to stand up and do it for ourselves.
Because this UK Government of Labour, Tory or whoever have had their chance.
If we are going for independence, why are we retaining the queen as head of state?
What’s the point in that? Who does that serve?
If we are going for independence, it has to be a republic.
Government by the people, for the people.
This is a chance to rip up party politics, why do we need them?
Let’s turn politicians into administrator, working for the will of the people.
You have a unique National Insurance number and internet access?
So why don’t we, the people, vote on the big issues and get the administrators to sort out the details and make the will of the people happen.
This is an opportunity to rip up the old and get the politicians working for us and not themselves.
Footnote – I really don’t think independence is going to happen tomorrow, I think there will be repercussions because there will be an English backlash against us Scots and all those promises of Cameron and Milliband will be vetoed before they get off the ground.
But that’s still no reason not to get out there and make your mark.
This vote is going to be biggest turn-out in a long time since the people became apathetic to the current political parties.
I believe that independence will happen eventually because you can kill a man but you cannot kill an idea and there is a now momentum to make it happen.