BBC Scotland: Divisions rage despite the Union

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The BBC News website has an article on the union in which the writer – a political editor for BBC Scotland – questions the value of the union.

The article only appears on the Scotland pages of course, we can’t have English people seeing someone questioning the value of the union after all.

The article asks “So just how should we commemorate the Act of Union – whose tricentenary falls next year?” and concludes:

In each case, we should ask: would Scotland, would the UK, be better served in these areas by sustaining or repealing the Union? Is it too much to expect a mature, evidence-based debate, relatively free from rancour and bile? Given how much is at stake, it probably is. However, I ask nonetheless.

The BBC Have Your Say can be found … nowhere.  There isn’t one.  Typical stuff from the BBC – talk about the union but only in Scotland and dont, under any circumstances, give anyone an opportunity to actually express an opinion unless it’s the “right one”.

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