Yesterday’s poll in the Sunday Telegraph was possibly the most important news story of the year. The results of the poll combined with the SNP’s projected win in the Scottish elections means that it is increasingly likely that the 300th anniversary of the Act of Union next year will be the last.
So where is the coverage on the BBC? Not so much as a mention on BBC Breakfast this morning as I was eating my Weetabix and not a bean on the front page of the BBC News website. The story is, in fact, hidden away on the Scottish Politics page of the BBC News website where most English people wouldn’t look. Predictable censorship from the BBC who must surely wondering what will happen to the British Broadcasting Corporation when there is no long a Britain to broadcast to.
Even the Sun managed to find space amongst the usual stories about who’s shagging who and Pete Docherty getting arrested for posession of cocaine again (I made this up but it’s probably true) to publish a fairly meaty report by the Sun’s standards.
The Scottish Home Secretary (who has hardly any control over Scotland), John Reid, says that independence would be bad because our children and grandchildren would be required to choose between a Scottish or Welsh passport. I’m sure there’s a point there but I must be missing it. Legislation could be introduced post independence to allow free movement of citizens within the UK – we already have free movement of citizens within the EU, there’s no reason why we couldn’t do the same without.