John Oliver on Scottish Independence

Written By: - Date published: 10:53 am, September 17th, 2014 - 9 comments
Categories: International, uk politics - Tags: ,

There is a second intriguing democratic event in the world this week, the vote by the Scottish on whether Scotland should become independent. For me if I was Scottish I would be tempted to vote yes. The promise of living in a liberal bastion would probably be too much for me, even though Scottish Independence may consign the British Labour Party to eternal opposition as well as throwing the United Kingdom into turmoil.

Anyway here is John Oliver’s entertaining yet intriguing take on the issue and the campaigns.

9 comments on “John Oliver on Scottish Independence”

  1. sable 1

    The Brits seem to think the Scots should stop thinking and “eat their cereal” (if you have seen the appallingly patronizing and sexist ad for “vote no”).

    I suspect the Scots will vote yes. The Brits have lost their way and it will only go from bad to worse given their failing economy, ugly neo-liberalism (at odds with Scottish socialism) and draconian government.

    In any case lets hope for two votes for change here and there this week.

  2. tc 2

    relevant to what our MSM have become is George Monbiots piece in the guardian .

    How the media shafted the people of Scotland

    [Fixed link – MS]

  3. DS 3

    You mean “social-democratic bastion”.

  4. Paul Campbell 4

    The ex-pat Scotts have also been getting their point across ….

  5. AsleepWhileWalking 5

    They’re quietly shifting money north in preparation for bank runs…

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