We get up every morning and take risks.
We drive in cars that kill thousands each day but risk it to get to work
We leave our children in the care of others and risk what might happen if there is an accident.
We lock our doors and hope that nobody breaks in – but still we leave the house to go out.
We risk using electrical devices that could shock us – or even kill us.
We do all this and more because the ‘risk’ is that to fail to do so is to limit ourselves and our lives.
Starting a new nation would be a huge risk but we are not starting from scratch. We are not starting a new nation, we are seeking to build a better version of the one we have.
Yes there is uncertainty but where is the certainty with a no vote?
Where is the guarantee of stopping/reversing the funding cuts that hollow-out services?
Where is the certainty of removing nuclear weapons and not fighting illegal wars?
Where is the certainty that we will see social justice?
If we want certainty – if we want a better future we either exercise power over ourselves and create that which we would desire or simply leave it to the uncertainty of the judgement of others.
I’ll vote yes because I believe that we can make a better attempt, with more chance of success at social and economic justice with independence.
Party politics is irrelevant; it’s about power who has it and what they do with it.