Yesterday, elsewhere on this blog, someone posted a comment about how history is made.
We are currently watching history being made in Scotland. It goes like this:
Those who would be in charge of the rest of the UK in the event of a Yes vote in the forthcoming Referendum recently said that they would not want to underwrite an independent Scottish banking sector, over which they would have no control.
From the person who would lead an independent Scotland came the cry of:
“We’re being bullied! We’re being bullied”
No, I don’t understand the connection between bullying and stating a preference for not underwriting another country’s banks either, but there you go.
The suggestion is that to stop the bullies, it is necessary to vote Yes.
Then, the person who is in charge of the European Commission says that he’s read the rules and regs, and the situation is that an independent Scotland would have to apply for membership of the EU and get the approval of all current member states.
And the cry once again goes up, “We’re being bullied!”
Once again, I don’t understand the connection. But anyway…
This alleged bullying, somehow, and don’t ask me to explain how, supposedly makes a significant number of Scottish people want to vote Yes in the Referendum, and not only that, but also makes them believe that in voting Yes they will cause those who are being accused of the bullying to change their minds about wanting to underwrite banks and the EU rules and regs.
Thus can, perhaps, history be made.
No wonder I despair of politics.