Right to choose our own fu­ture

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

It’s no won­der there are complaints about the Scot­tish ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem when the lead­ers of the Bri­tish po­lit­i­cal par­ties in Scot­land seem to think that com­ing sec­ond, third and fourth makes them win­ners at the UK Gen­eral Elec­tion.

Even with all their seats com­bined, they still don’t man­age to reach the num­ber of seats won by the SNP.

For the past three elec­tions ,the Tory leader in Scot­land (along with her Labour and Lib Dem al­lies) has called for each elec­tion to be a protest against a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum on Scot­tish In­de­pen­dence.

Ap­par­ently, nei­ther of these po­lit­i­cal lead­ers be­lieve the Scot­tish peo­ple should have the demo­cratic right to choose their own fu­ture.

How­ever, in each elec­tion – the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment, lo­cal coun­cil and now the UK Gen­eral Elec­tion – the SNP has won more MSPs, more coun­cil­lors and more MPs than any other party.

Fol­low­ing the logic of the Bri­tish po­lit­i­cal par­ties, maybe it’s now time for them to give up on the union?

Coun­cil­lor Kenny Ma­cLaren Avon­dale Drive Pais­ley

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