There is much ado about the Scottish referendum in the media  and this is natural and rightly so for some. The idea that prompted the referendum in the first place is the thought of an independent parliament for Scotland. A “yes” vote this September will ensure the socio-demographic balance for Scottish people.

It is quite clear that the democratic representatives of Scotland have everyone’s interest at heart. For their own people, and for the rest of the islands, in the United Kingdom. There seems an imbalance in the distribution of wealth and this argument remains as the focal point of contention. Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, told the Evening Standard that “for 33 years, Scotland has paid more taxes per head than the rest of the UK.” Now the need has come to rebalance the Scottish economy.

“…It is perceived that the coalition government is not promoting social welfare and cutting benefits.”

He added:”The democratic case for independent Scotland is that the people of Scotland should use the resources to take decisions themselves for their own national interest.”

Alasdair Gray,  a painter and writer, told the Guardian: “I was once optimistic about the UK’s direction but its now clear Scots need representation with independent minds.”

Under the current set-up of a Westminster parliamentary rule, both writers argue that the huge native wealth of Scotland does not deliver the benefits it should for the Scottish population. They both agreed “London rule cannot deliver a better Scotland.”An  increasing number of families including children are below the poverty line. Furthermore, Scotland also ranks low on life expectancy statistics in Europe. It has, therefore, become imperative to talk about this issue in the media. Savvy journalists across the UK want to figure out why independence is the right decision for Scotland.

Many polls suggest that English people who have gone to live in Scotland will also vote “yes” at the referendum.

However the reality is somewhat different.

There’s a growing need to consolidate resources as never seen before. There are a number of reasons for the Scottish people to rethink before casting the “yes” vote.

Recently, news channels have been showing the turbulent times of global events and particularly the Middle East crisis. The rise of xenophobia and extremism in the UK. Changing UK immigration policy to tackle the problems of multiculturalism. The European Union and the UK’s position as a world leader.

Two foreign policies will pose more threats to the island. It’s possible that the Scottish referendum is a case of lost  opportunity for the politicians. It’s too little too late!

The other question is if there’s a  “yes” vote on September 18, there is still no guarantee that the gap between the rich and poor will be eliminated. Alistair Darling has already expressed his reservations of a separate Scottish currency.

If the UK decides to opt out of the European Union and Scotland opts in, there will be little or no benefit for Scotland. The economic and political environment in Europe is not conducive.

Finally, the case for or against the Scottish referendum has been paralogised by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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