I have just spent nearly 11 hours on much delayed sleeper from Edinburgh to Euston so there was little good about this morning. That was until I tried to rebook my missed eurostar connection. Not only was the woman at the Eurostar ticket desk unbelievably helpful but we got into a conversation about scotland england and the union.
She asked "do the scots really want to break way?" "only some" I replied. "well everyone I know doesn't want you all to go. Its in tough times (I think she meant the credit crunch not my missed train!) that we discover how much we need each other." Her unexpected defending of the union flumoxed me and so she continued "we are always stronger together than apart" She is so right.
Salmonds mumping at the union in a crisis just so misses the point. In troubled times you discover why sticking together is much better. Now more than ever we should be standing up for the union. Not to defend the past but to protect the future. Together.
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