12th December 2017

Different Scotlands? (Martin Redfern)

So Nicola Sturgeon believes the 2014 referendum wasn’t divisive and indyref2 will be a positive experience.

In the last independence referendum the SNP failed to divide the UK but ripped Scotland apart. Friend against friend, co-worker against co-worker, family member against family member and neighbour against neighbour.

Did Ms Sturgeon and I reside in different Scotlands in 2014?

Martin Redfern 
12 Merchiston Gardens,
Edinburgh.

2 comments

  1. Colin Hunter

    My next door neighbour was (still is) staunchly Conservative and Unionist, and a Brexiteer, and I am a SNP Member who supports independence AND the EU. We were on opposite sides of the fence, in more ways than just our houses, yet he was an excellent neighbour and we got on very well indeed, because we respected each others views. We usually chose not to discuss politics, but whenever we did, we never crossed the line or resorted to insults, and so we never fell out. He even bought me a SNP calendar for Christmas once! He has now moved back to England for personal reasons, but we remain friends and chat occassionally on Facebook.
    I also have many friends who support the Union and we also respect each others views, and have not fallen out, but, I’m glad to say that some are now beginning to see the light, especially given the shambles which is now unfolding since the Brexit vote.
    Friendship should run deeper than mere politics and if people fall out over such things, the chances are that they would have fallen out about something else before long.

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  2. ian tinkler

    “Wipe yer A*** with them first!” wrote Collin Hunter.” ( Shetland Times, facebook page, 10 April at 01:44 .)
    Nice one Collin, it is good to see your idea of nice non-divisive intellectual comment!! Just a troll as always.lol (https://www.facebook.com/shetland.times/)

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