Well today is a truly historic day as Scotland goes to the polls to vote on the question; “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Will it be a vote for independence – an “AYE” or “YES” vote? Or will it be a vote to remain in the United Kingdom – a “NAW” or “NO” vote?
Recent opinion polls show this to be a very tight race and no one is willing to give a firm prediction on the outcome.
As I have some Scottish relatives so I have to tread a little carefully when posting on this issue.
My Red Squirrel cousins (distant cousins, I might add), consider Scotland to be part of their home domain and have been showing up in droves to support the vote for Scottish independence.
The Feorag as they are known in Scottish gaelic are all about their traditions and clans and claim to trace their ancestry back to the ancient warrior tribe of red-haired Picts that used to live in these parts. Below is a picture of the Reds rallying for a “YES” vote.
Grey Squirrels on the other hand tend to have a different political view. Truth be told, Greys don’t hold our cousins the Reds in very high esteem. Their official scientific name is Sciurus vulgaris. Doesn’t the name just say it all?
As you can see from the picture above, red squirrels drive slowly. Actually, Greys think Reds are generally a bit slow. Enough said.
While I can understand the aspirations of many Scottish folks and Red Squirrels for an independent Scotland, us Grey Squirrels are generally for keeping the union.
In an age of globalisation, the world is a smaller place and our fates seem to be completely intertwined. We think that strength and prosperity comes from unity and population size. Take China and India, for example, they are expected to become the largest global economies but that won’t happen if they fracture into smaller independent nations.
Scots are better educated than most in the UK. They also have lots of oil and let’s not forget the whiskey. They may fare well as an independent nation but the UK as a whole will definitely be poorer.
If everyone just looked at their own economic interests, then might California or Alaska seceded from the USA? Hong Kong from China? Alberta from Canada? Barcelona from Spain? Disneyland from all the countries they are in?
No! Grey Squirrels say “No”. We are for union. Vote for union!
But anyway, it won’t make any difference as we Grey Squirrels intend to conquer the world and rule it as one. So enjoy your freedoms and you referendums while you can.
MWahahahaha! (evil laugh)