Tuesday 23 September 2014

Referendum reprise

In the aftermath of the referendum on Scottish Independence, 2 million NO voters defeated 1.6 million YES voters (a 55% to 45% split).

However, it would appear that, regardless of the outcome, the British political landscape has changed forever. Things will be different from now on.

On the day following the referendum, Alex Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party, announced his resignation.

I have wanted to write about the emotions I felt during the campaign, the referendum day and the subsequent resignation of Alex Salmond, but to no avail. The words were not there to adequately express my wonder at the significant political engagement by the population, my disappointment at the result of the vote or the sense of loss when a charismatic and earnest politician steps down. If only there were a few more politicians of this ilk.  

However, a blogpost by Jon Snow, the ITN journalist, pretty much summed up what I was thinking. See here.

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