The Aftermath

What a mishmash awaits us.

The Scottish Referendum has created more problems than provided solutions. Although the aftermath of a No vote will certainly give temporary comfort to the nation, the long-term prospects of finding a formula that will bring stability to a workable concept of a new United Kingdom is hard to fathom.

For make no mistake about it, things will never be the same again.

The three main political parties will squabble every inch of the way as each will claim a disadvantage by whatever changes have to be made – especially in such complex constitutional reforms that will be needed.

This was made worse by the desperate last-minute promises made to Scotland in order to avoid the possibility of a calamitous Scottish severance from the Union and what this would have entailed.

The division of assets would have taken years to negotiate at a great financial cost, disregarding the acrimony that it would engender in the process.

I still maintain that the coalition government was much too quick to opt for a referendum as the simplest form to quell a rising Scottish nationalism, for they had as usual hurriedly gone into action without giving the matter the seriousness it deserves.

It is now too late to bemoan what cannot be reversed, but perhaps ask the question whether this lot in power will ever learn not to precipitate one crisis after another for not doing their homework properly.

Lightweight politicians have the habit of skimping rather than taking the time to go into the heart of the matter to show their public a bristling mind that unfortunately they do not possess.

Vanity and self-regard play an important role these days with these second-rate politicians who model themselves on star-like celebrities whose main claim to fame is to look glamorous, avoid intelligent discourse and have a superficial lifestyle devoid of any intellectual depth.

All I know is that the months ahead will be strenuous and will require a sustained effort from the British nation as a whole to buck up their ideas, show good will to one another, create an environment where difficulties can be overcome and a new constitution fair to everyone in these isles of ours that will be enshrined as a living proof of a true democracy.

However, if politicians waver, prevaricate or put up stumbling blocks to suit their individual purposes, and a state of anarchy ensues, then we should not hesitate to kick them out.

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