morag wrote:Of course emotion plays a part as well it should, and of course politicians will use that, think of all the catch phrases we're familiar with. But you are being facetious, John, I know. Wanting Scotland to be independent doesn't mean isolation but actually more involvement in the global community..involvement on OUR level, how WE want it. Not how Westminster tells us we want it.
I'm not being facetious in the least. Emotion should have absolutely no place in politics. Unfortunately, the reality is that unscrupulous politicians and the press and big-business with a profit-interest, ply the public with the emotional nonsense they want to hear, knowing they will lap it up and react accordingly.
I would like the voters to make their own mind up, based on hard facts, not on the button-pushing nonsense you get from the media. The Sturgeon episode is a good example of how things are manipulated.
Please let's all think for ourselves instead of spouting the pre-digested opinions of others. They don't pre-digest it for your benefit, but for their own.
Gawd; I'm going to hit the submit button quick before I re-read this and chicken out.