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Would a Debate on a new NQ State intoxicate the People of North Queensland ,to the chance of controlling their destiney——–Debate has intoxicated Scotland. People have seen the chance to seize power | Comment is free | The Guardian————–The Yes Scotland campaign says: “Think about how government impacts on your own life. Understand it. Reflect it back. Don’t be intimidated. Get involved. Get your workmates involved. Get your kids involved. We can work out what’s best together.” One campaign says: “Be quiet.” The other campaign says: “Speak.” Is it any wonder that yes has gained converts, while no has not?

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In Scotland the discussion has been happening for ages. But the rest of the UK wasn’t paying much attention, because it thought it knew what the outcome would be. But many people in Scotland have come to a simple realisation during months of debate – maybe even the majority. That realisation is this: You’ll only be heard, only be taken notice of, if you say: “Yes”.

So the choice is not necessarily about independence, per se. It’s between being an active citizen and a passive one. It’s between having an opinion that will be heeded and having one that’s been taken for granted all along. It’s between casting a vote that matters and a vote that may as well never have been cast. The “silent majority” that politicians love so much, could turn out, in Scotland, to have dwindled away.

 

he Better Together campaign says: “Leave it to the big boys. It’s all too complicated for you lot to understand. Get on with your work. Look after your kids. We know best.” The Yes Scotland campaign says: “Think about how government impacts on your own life. Understand it. Reflect it back. Don’t be intimidated. Get involved. Get your workmates involved. Get your kids involved. We can work out what’s best together.” One campaign says: “Be quiet.” The other campaign says: “Speak.” Is it any wonder that yes has gained converts, while no has not?

 

Debate has intoxicated Scotland. People have seen the chance to seize power | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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