October 16, 2012 by Grace Franklin
The deal is signed. The gloves are off. It’s a fight between those who wish to remain where we are and those who wish to move into an uncertain future.
How refreshing it would be if everyone simply debated, fully and frankly, the many different issues that will need to be addressed on both sides.
Unfortunately, reasoned discussion and evenhanded evaluation of what would be best for the people of Scotland and of the UK, does not seem to be an option.
We’re going to have to suffer listening to politicians trying to score points by berating the other side while rarely offering any positive plans for what they’d do and how they’d deal with any of the many issues.
Of course, with the social media we now have, all of the ‘set piece’ debates can be sidelined. Online discussion and debate has already started. Let’s hope that those contributions will not descend to the level offered by politicians.
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