ON THE weekend that the majority of Scots should have been viewing media coverage of such a historic vote that decided we remain an integral part of the UK for the foreseeable future, we had to put up with the other news that’s dominated the referendum coverage – Alex Salmond’s resignation.
In addition we find the political chattering classes within the Yes camp are still girning, griping and grousing about Westminster politicians as the MPs set the wheels in motion for Scotland’s enhanced powers allied to considering now necessary devolution for England.
I’ve seen reported the reflective comments of the SNP MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Stewart Stevenson, who correctly summarised: “Across Scotland there’s a tight correlation between the votes for No and economic incomem, and in areas not doing so well they’ve been voting Yes.”
This chimes with Bill Clintons remark in 1992: “It’s the economy, stupid.”
Ultimately, as canny Scots, the majority voted No with our heads.
Galen Milne, Dunblane