Vote yes for self-government (Sue Wailoo)
Two years ago Prime Minister David Cameron refused to allow a third question of a “devo-max” option on the Scottish referendum ballot paper.
Why should we now believe promises of unspecified special powers from him or any of the other last-minute Westminster politicians and their big business interest collaborators currently patronising, hectoring and emoting over us?
More austerity measures and cuts to welfare and public spending are already on the way so under the Westminster formula funding for a dependent Scotland will also be slashed, with the obvious knock-on for our NHS. But that will be alright then because we will have “the powers” to raise additional taxes to compensate. No, we are not that stupid.
Whoever holds onto the purse-strings decides what is spent and how. Only independence will guarantee Scottish people control over what happens in Scotland. And that is really what is at the heart of the question on the ballot paper on Thursday.
Do we want to govern ourselves or let others do it for us?