Well, today’s the day for the United Kingdom. Scotland, the northern portion of the island of Great Britain, is voting on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom.
I have absolutely no opinion on this referendum and am not going to try to understand or explain the issues involved, mostly because I’m a citizen of a different country. On the other hand, here are some Scottish rocks!
This is Fingal’s Cave, a remnant of the same lavas that were produced 60 million years ago during an outpouring of volcanism across the northern British Isles. The basalt lava gives a beautiful example of Columnar Jointing, a fracture pattern formed when the lava solidifies, continues cooling, and then shrinks. The cave was then cut by the action of waves, which wore away at the columns until they started to give way.
Scottish voters have rejected independence by a margin of 55% to 45% according to the BBC. The Act of Union binding England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, forming the United Kingdom, remains unchanged.
If you’re in Scotland remember to go out and vote no.
Nationalism is never the answer.
Corporation tax cuts do not alleviate poverty, they just put us on a downward spiral in regards to pay and worker’s rights. That’s not a leftist, or even a centrist, vision. That’s unadulterated neoliberalism.
'Change' is a charlatan's currency. If you really want it, the answer lies in policy, not in borders.