It’s should come as no surprise for those in Scotland or know Scotland that the majority of the population tightly packed into a wee narrow strip in the middle called the ‘Central Belt’.
This geological divide in an ancient rift valley between the Southern Uplands and the Highlands has, since the massive depopulation of the North in the Highland Clearances, been the home of the majority of Scotlands People.
It’s where most of Scotland’s Big Cities and towns are to be found.
Glasgow in the West, Edinburgh in the East.
Of course it’s not the only place Aberdeen and Inverness are up in the North, But most of the ‘action’ in right slab bang in the middle.
This makes for some interesting things.
1979, the first referendum on devolution. There were many areas that ‘voted no’, The area I call home being one of them, but the fact remained, Scotland Voted Yes, Simply because the ’Central Belt’, the Cities Voted Yes.
Now Scotland was cheated out of it’s victory in 1979 by the 40% rule, the brain child of a Labour MP, but the fact still remained, the Cities had swung it.
Now, in 2014 will the Cities do it again?
I have a belief that Dundee with Vote Yes, and I’m not the only one, And I keep hearing word that Glasgow is now a Yes City also. There was a link and infograph I was wanting to show, but can’t find it through all the Commonwealth Games news items currently.
I’m told, often by my brother, who works in the oil industry on the rigs, that Aberdeen (and oil workers) will also likely Vote Yes. That leaves Edinburgh, of whom, I have heard very little in the way of anything coming out of there.
Maybe they’re all just so happy the trams are now finished to pay much attention, or talk to anyone.
The trick here is, as ever, judging public mood. Which is hard to do given the Media Bias surrounding the debate. And of course, each side likes to big up their own. But until polling day it’self it’s all we have to go on.
Of course I’d love nothing more than for the Whole of Scotland to Vote Yes. That the whole Map from Gretna to Lerwick will raise a Yes above their heads and march onwards. But I know there’s a chance that might not come to pass.
And if that becomes the case, all I can hope for is that the Cities drags Scotland kicking and screaming into the twenty first century.
A large part of his character was that he never would commit genocide. 4 never did it, holy Swiss cheese 9 never did it in parting of the ways. 9 was give pretty much the same situation as the time war (only in miniature) and couldn’t do it.
I mean, a part of me is like, “yeah! The doctor gets to find Gallifrey! He’s not a murderer!”
But a larger part of me is like “…they just reversed it? The genocide was a large part of his character….and you ignored it? Why?”
It’s a large part of his character? Since 2005, maybe, but not overall.
If anything Moffat is doing the show a favour by unwriting stupid plots.
Like I said, I don’t care. That was kind of the whole point of the original post, pay attention dear.
If I want trouble!? LMAO. Like…wtf is that meant to make me feel threatened? Oh no guys, a 14 year old wannabe social justice blogger is telling me they’ll give me trouble over the internet because they’re offended by a tag!!
Pfft. Go away.
Does that not count as a threat, and under English law a chargeable offence? And since Tumblr always tracks the IP of all posts, you could find out who it is.
You know, if they do “bring trouble”
I’ve been wanting to write something on the referendum of late, I don’t know maybe to make me feel like I’m contributing, but honestly I’m drawing a blank.
I’m not sure what it is I want to say, or how I should say it.
There is just so much miss-information out there it’s like swatting at midgies; you’re never going to get them all, and even if you did they’ll all just come back tomorrow.
So how’s the campaign where you are?
If they show sports events at bars why don’t they show tv shows?
someone should get to making a fandom bar.
no but can you imagine? fandom themed drinks, tv show maraton nights, discount to cosplayers, and special season finale events.WHY ISNT THIS A THING??!!
“For anyone planning to vote No in September, you have to be completely certain, beyond any doubt, that you are comfortable with the direction the UK is headed. You have to accept that the wider UK political landscape is being shaped by the far right, and that the mainstream parties (ostensibly the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats) are being inexorably pulled ever rightwards in the scramble for votes. You have to be comfortable with the marginalisation and victimisation of the poor, with the dismantling of the Welfare State, the widening of wealth inequality between rich and poor, and the continuing erosion of workers rights. You have to accept that nuclear weapons and aircraft carriers are more important to you than education, healthcare and welfare for the elderly and vulnerable in society. You have to accept that, even if you do care about these things, your vote at Westminster will make no difference to the outcome. If you accept all these things unquestioningly; if you can reconcile your personal politics with what awaits a No vote; if you can consider all of these issues and conclude that a Westminster government can deliver the kind of society you believe in; then by all means vote No. But if you sleepwalk into this referendum, without making any effort to consider the case for Yes; if you squander this incredible opportunity to transform our politics, reclaim democracy, and build a society we can once again be proud of; then I can only hope that, when the full calamity of your decision is revealed to you, you can come to terms with your choice.”