Saturday, September 20, 2014

FRYING PANS AND FIRES...

Well, democracy has had its say and I have no complaints about that, especially as my main motivation for backing the `Yes` campaign in the Scottish Referendum was to satisfy my admittedly juvenile approach towards any form of `establishment.` As I like a bit of mayhem here and there it would have been satisfying to see Westminster get a bit of a kicking but referendums are clearly a game of two halves so, as it just wasn`t meant to be, we can all now wake up, smell the coffee and move on at the end of the day, to be fair.

Well, that might have been the plan but as things stand, it looks as if I may still get my mischievous wish for a bit of mayhem.   The three stooges who signed `The Vow` have really opened a can of worms - The West Lothian Question will now finally have to be answered; constitutional reform is now high on the agenda;  yet more, now vowed, devolved powers promised for Scotland; clamour for equal treatment with Scotland from within the rest of the United Kingdom from regions, cities and shires; all against the background of a looming General Election next May and acute nervousness within and between the `traditional` Westminster parties who must surely see the futility of once again putting party interests before the interests of those who they purportedly represent and who are so clearly expecting much needed change.

So the fun starts here and the party conference season, beginning next week, will be both entertaining and instructive if for no other reason than the future governance of the UK can surely never be the same again.   And throughout it all, I will find it impossible not to view it all unfold with my naive and innocent  attitude to all things political and I might yet still see at least some of the mayhem, panic and bewilderment that I might have witnessed had the Scots voted for independence.

You see, as I have well and truly entered my dotage and become accustomed to my second childhood, at my age I might just feel infantile enough to just sit back and witness the gathering and inevitable sea change that events north of the border have now unleashed.   I`m really quite looking forward to it.  Bring it on!

1 comment:

Ray Turner said...

It could be an interesting few months, what with UKIP also making progress recently...