argonauticae:

I have never hated any group of people in my life more than I hate the yawping, haw-hawing crowd of shiny-suited, floppy-haired cunts calling themselves labour that ive had to share a building with for the last eight hours. fuck labour. fuck every single one of them. they’ve lost us this referendum and they don’t give a shit. so much for fucking solidarity

the one and only way I will ever achieve happiness in life is to see every one of these spineless gutless chinless bastards and the party that spawned them wiped off the face of the earth

I have never hated any group of people in my life more than I hate the yawping, haw-hawing crowd of shiny-suited, floppy-haired cunts calling themselves labour that ive had to share a building with for the last eight hours. fuck labour. fuck every single one of them. they’ve lost us this referendum and they don’t give a shit. so much for fucking solidarity

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argonauticae:

so you guys may have noticed that i haven’t been around much recently; this is why. you all know about my secret identity as a mild-mannered classics student, but i am also an activist and supporter of the yes campaign. just to fill everyone in on that, that means i’m campaigning on behalf of the scottish socialist party for a yes vote in tomorrow’s independence referendum, which - if we win - would see scotland break away from the united kingdom and become an independent country..
tumblr is a pretty american website; i’ll consider myself lucky if anyone who’s eligible to vote even sees this, let alone is influenced by it. but every little helps, right? so this is me wearing my activist hat: if you have the vote, please vote yes. 
a lot of people far more eloquent than i am have written about the situation as it stands; the deep-rooted poverty, the lack of power to effect real change, the indifference of westminster, the absence of solidarity and support from the english left. we are living under tory rule and under the current system, we have no way of changing that. scotland has consistently voted left for a century, and we have consistently been ignored - the scottish election results have only affected the outcome of a general election twice since the 1940s. this is not a broken system; this is a system functioning precisely as it is intended to do, to consolidate power in the hands of the wealthy and powerful. we have a chance, if not to escape that system, to at least create a society where that is even a possibility.
a lot of people on this website like to talk about revolution; not many follow through. this might not look like it, but this could be - is - a revolution.
sorry, this all got very serious, but it kind of is. please vote yes. this is our chance to make a change, and it’s the kind of chance that won’t come round again.  

argonauticae:

so you guys may have noticed that i haven’t been around much recently; this is why. you all know about my secret identity as a mild-mannered classics student, but i am also an activist and supporter of the yes campaign. just to fill everyone in on that, that means i’m campaigning on behalf of the scottish socialist party for a yes vote in tomorrow’s independence referendum, which - if we win - would see scotland break away from the united kingdom and become an independent country..

tumblr is a pretty american website; i’ll consider myself lucky if anyone who’s eligible to vote even sees this, let alone is influenced by it. but every little helps, right? so this is me wearing my activist hat: if you have the vote, please vote yes. 

a lot of people far more eloquent than i am have written about the situation as it stands; the deep-rooted poverty, the lack of power to effect real change, the indifference of westminster, the absence of solidarity and support from the english left. we are living under tory rule and under the current system, we have no way of changing that. scotland has consistently voted left for a century, and we have consistently been ignored - the scottish election results have only affected the outcome of a general election twice since the 1940s. this is not a broken system; this is a system functioning precisely as it is intended to do, to consolidate power in the hands of the wealthy and powerful. we have a chance, if not to escape that system, to at least create a society where that is even a possibility.

a lot of people on this website like to talk about revolution; not many follow through. this might not look like it, but this could be - is - a revolution.

sorry, this all got very serious, but it kind of is. please vote yes. this is our chance to make a change, and it’s the kind of chance that won’t come round again.  

"b-b-but if we use the pound without a currency union we’ll end up like panama!"

panama is literally the happiest country on earth try again

paitya said: i can't vote but i really hope you get independence! my prayers are with you!

thank you!!! it’s rly wonderful to know we have support, even if you’re not eligible :)))

Anonymous said: I've been keeping up with the news Scottish referendum in the Times, and I have a question for you, a 'YES' voter. Do you think Scotland has enough natural resources to support itself w/out the assistance of England? What will you do when the Bank of England pulls out of Scotland? And will you convert to the Euro since you won't use the British pound anymore?

hi there! first of all, i’m sorry this took so long to answer - i had to rush off to a training session for the count and i wanted to give this the attention it deserves.

when it comes to natural resources, i think that depends of what exactly you mean by that. if we’re talking exclusively about the oil, which both sides are focusing on a lot in this debate and most people are really talking about when they say “natural resources”, then no; north sea oil is a finite resource, the exploitation of which is highly questionable from an environmental standpoint. if you accept that premise, then no, we don’t. i don’t accept that premise, and neither does most of the yes campaign. i hate that the The Oil, The Oil! has become such a talking point, because scotland’s resources are not limited to oil. (i would like to add, though, that the oil question is frequently misrepresented; those who do advocate the continued exploitation of north sea oil are usually talking about taking the revenue generated from its sale and investing it in order to raise more money from there, which many countries do. it’s not simply a question of just selling the stuff until it runs out.) in terms of energy alone, we are uniquely well-placed to generate clean, renewable energy from wind and wave power. we have a thriving tourism and heritage industry, which itself generates billions in hospitality and entertainment; we have whiskey (i’m not joking about that one - the export of scotch generated £4.27 billion in 2013), fish (60% of the uk’s fish is landed at scottish ports) and electronics (we manufacture 29% of pc’s in the eu);  and although we’re not the manufacturing nation we once were, we do have an enormous service sector. i think that it’s not at all unreasonable to think that we could be self-supporting. 

i mean, don’t get me wrong, i don’t think we’ll be rich. i think there will be some hard times ahead, particularly until we start to fully exploit our renewable energy. but ultimately, i think it’s worth it.

when it comes to the bank of england and the currency issue, i think that this topic has been the subject of a lot of conjecture, again from most sides. i don’t think we’ll get a currency union, no, but salmond’s “panama plan” is honestly not so unreasonable as people like to make out - no, it’s not as secure as a currency union, but using another country’s currency is not some kind of insane nationalist fever dream. (i would also like to point out that refusing a currency union would also mean letting us out of our share of the uk’s debt, and given that the uk is currently in debt to the tune of £1.3 trillion, i would love to see the minutes of that treasury meeting.) what i would like to see is a scottish currency rather than using the euro, but i honestly don’t want to say for certain because let’s face it, no-one knows.

again, i think the risk is worth the reward; other people may think differently. i mean, the polls open in ten hours; i’m not trying to change anyone’s mind at this point. (unless you’re undecided or a soft no, obviously, in which case i very much am!) but that said, if anyone else has anything they’d like to ask, please please please do!

argonauticae:

so you guys may have noticed that i haven’t been around much recently; this is why. you all know about my secret identity as a mild-mannered classics student, but i am also an activist and supporter of the yes campaign. just to fill everyone in on that, that means i’m campaigning on behalf of the scottish socialist party for a yes vote in tomorrow’s independence referendum, which - if we win - would see scotland break away from the united kingdom and become an independent country..
tumblr is a pretty american website; i’ll consider myself lucky if anyone who’s eligible to vote even sees this, let alone is influenced by it. but every little helps, right? so this is me wearing my activist hat: if you have the vote, please vote yes. 
a lot of people far more eloquent than i am have written about the situation as it stands; the deep-rooted poverty, the lack of power to effect real change, the indifference of westminster, the absence of solidarity and support from the english left. we are living under tory rule and under the current system, we have no way of changing that. scotland has consistently voted left for a century, and we have consistently been ignored - the scottish election results have only affected the outcome of a general election twice since the 1940s. this is not a broken system; this is a system functioning precisely as it is intended to do, to consolidate power in the hands of the wealthy and powerful. we have a chance, if not to escape that system, to at least create a society where that is even a possibility.
a lot of people on this website like to talk about revolution; not many follow through. this might not look like it, but this could be - is - a revolution.
sorry, this all got very serious, but it kind of is. please vote yes. this is our chance to make a change, and it’s the kind of chance that won’t come round again.  

argonauticae:

so you guys may have noticed that i haven’t been around much recently; this is why. you all know about my secret identity as a mild-mannered classics student, but i am also an activist and supporter of the yes campaign. just to fill everyone in on that, that means i’m campaigning on behalf of the scottish socialist party for a yes vote in tomorrow’s independence referendum, which - if we win - would see scotland break away from the united kingdom and become an independent country..

tumblr is a pretty american website; i’ll consider myself lucky if anyone who’s eligible to vote even sees this, let alone is influenced by it. but every little helps, right? so this is me wearing my activist hat: if you have the vote, please vote yes. 

a lot of people far more eloquent than i am have written about the situation as it stands; the deep-rooted poverty, the lack of power to effect real change, the indifference of westminster, the absence of solidarity and support from the english left. we are living under tory rule and under the current system, we have no way of changing that. scotland has consistently voted left for a century, and we have consistently been ignored - the scottish election results have only affected the outcome of a general election twice since the 1940s. this is not a broken system; this is a system functioning precisely as it is intended to do, to consolidate power in the hands of the wealthy and powerful. we have a chance, if not to escape that system, to at least create a society where that is even a possibility.

a lot of people on this website like to talk about revolution; not many follow through. this might not look like it, but this could be - is - a revolution.

sorry, this all got very serious, but it kind of is. please vote yes. this is our chance to make a change, and it’s the kind of chance that won’t come round again.  

lowfare said: oh my gosh this blog is fantastic you're fantastic have a great day cheerio

thank you so much!! im super glad u think so :))))

so you guys may have noticed that i haven’t been around much recently; this is why. you all know about my secret identity as a mild-mannered classics student, but i am also an activist and supporter of the yes campaign. just to fill everyone in on that, that means i’m campaigning on behalf of the scottish socialist party for a yes vote in tomorrow’s independence referendum, which - if we win - would see scotland break away from the united kingdom and become an independent country..
tumblr is a pretty american website; i’ll consider myself lucky if anyone who’s eligible to vote even sees this, let alone is influenced by it. but every little helps, right? so this is me wearing my activist hat: if you have the vote, please vote yes. 
a lot of people far more eloquent than i am have written about the situation as it stands; the deep-rooted poverty, the lack of power to effect real change, the indifference of westminster, the absence of solidarity and support from the english left. we are living under tory rule and under the current system, we have no way of changing that. scotland has consistently voted left for a century, and we have consistently been ignored - the scottish election results have only affected the outcome of a general election twice since the 1940s. this is not a broken system; this is a system functioning precisely as it is intended to do, to consolidate power in the hands of the wealthy and powerful. we have a chance, if not to escape that system, to at least create a society where that is even a possibility.
a lot of people on this website like to talk about revolution; not many follow through. this might not look like it, but this could be - is - a revolution.
sorry, this all got very serious, but it kind of is. please vote yes. this is our chance to make a change, and it’s the kind of chance that won’t come round again.  

so you guys may have noticed that i haven’t been around much recently; this is why. you all know about my secret identity as a mild-mannered classics student, but i am also an activist and supporter of the yes campaign. just to fill everyone in on that, that means i’m campaigning on behalf of the scottish socialist party for a yes vote in tomorrow’s independence referendum, which - if we win - would see scotland break away from the united kingdom and become an independent country..

tumblr is a pretty american website; i’ll consider myself lucky if anyone who’s eligible to vote even sees this, let alone is influenced by it. but every little helps, right? so this is me wearing my activist hat: if you have the vote, please vote yes. 

a lot of people far more eloquent than i am have written about the situation as it stands; the deep-rooted poverty, the lack of power to effect real change, the indifference of westminster, the absence of solidarity and support from the english left. we are living under tory rule and under the current system, we have no way of changing that. scotland has consistently voted left for a century, and we have consistently been ignored - the scottish election results have only affected the outcome of a general election twice since the 1940s. this is not a broken system; this is a system functioning precisely as it is intended to do, to consolidate power in the hands of the wealthy and powerful. we have a chance, if not to escape that system, to at least create a society where that is even a possibility.

a lot of people on this website like to talk about revolution; not many follow through. this might not look like it, but this could be - is - a revolution.

sorry, this all got very serious, but it kind of is. please vote yes. this is our chance to make a change, and it’s the kind of chance that won’t come round again.  

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