A template for a new kind of politics

Hola. Hope you are well.

I have to say I’m quite enjoying the Scottish referendum. I won’t be getting the box set but I have been dipping in and out.

I mainly like all the subplots. For example, over the last week the No campaign has ramped up the scaremongering. Having heard what they’ve been saying, I’m surprised any country is able to survive without England’s input, never mind Scotland.

I also like how the No campaign got so spooked that they sent Cameron, Clegg and Milliband up to Scotland, to presumably show the people of Scotland what they’ll be missing out on if they vote yes.

Having said this, if Scotland were to vote for independence, I wouldn’t rely on Alex Salmond or other politicians to solely govern. I’d use it as an opportunity to ensure the people in power are more representative of the people they serve. Getting people from all backgrounds and experiences involved.

In fact, regardless of a Yes or No vote, this should be the template for a new kind of politics.

Alternatively, if as the MANY polls indicate the result is too close to call, perhaps instead of having people vote and then counting the votes they should save time and just toss a coin. Naturally it’d be best of 3 otherwise that would make a mockery of democracy.

Til next time, stay safe!