Like many people in Scotland (almost 45%) the dawning of the 19th of September felt like the start of an apocalypse movie. So, 28 days after Scotland decided to choose a slow and steady decline of its economy and society over the possibly risky chance for revolutionary change, equality and enhanced democracy lets review exactly what we got for our troubles;
- Gordon Brown’s guarantee of more powers was officially dead before the end of the 19th of September
- Gordon Brown asked us to sign a petition to ask nicely for the powers that were definitely maybe coming to Scotland possibly.
- Benefits have been frozen dragging even more families into poverty.
- 120 more years of oil magically discovered by the BBC drilling team.
- The NHS which was absolutely safe on the 17th of September was under serious threat by the 19th.
- The proposed removal of the UK from the Human Rights Act in favour of a British Rights Bill which Westminster can change as and when it suits them not that they pay much attention to them anyway.
- Dissolution of workers rights, because screw workers right?
- Freedom of speech removed from people with a criminal record, and “problem groups” can anyone spell thought crime?
- A Tory seat stolen by UKIP returning the EXACT SAME POLITICIAN.
- The BBC inviting UKIP to take part in the General Election debate while ignoring the third biggest party by members and probably soon by seats (the SNP) and the Green Party who have had an MP for quite a while now.
- Legislation to stop Scottish MPs voting on English only matters – so much for all the people who said the needed Scotland to save England from the English.
- A 1% pay rise for nurses while MP’s receive 11% – aren’t you wonder who we are Better Together for yet?
- Disabled people regarded as not worth the full minimum wage by a man who hasn’t known a day of real work in his life.
- A brand new dubious war in Iraq where we plan to spend more money bombing people we already bombed that it would have cost to set up the entire new Scottish State.
I will never regret voting for a better tomorrow on the 18th of September but I wonder if all the people who voted No on the word of a bunch of lying politicians desperate to save their own skin will be able to say the same – time will tell.