Can now agree to dis­agree

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

For me, it was about get­ting a gov­ern­ment who rep­re­sent my views bet­ter and can cre­ate a more com­pas­sion­ate so­ci­ety.”

But Tay­lor in­sists any misun­der­stand­ing was not one way: “They didn’t recog­nise that peo­ple, es­pe­cially older peo­ple, could have an affin­ity with the flag, the coun­try, the monar­chy.

“Be­cause a lot of peo­ple in the Yes cam­paign buy into things like ‘ The Butcher’s Apron,’ orr what­ever, they don’t un­der­stand d how any­one can be­lieve the UK is some­thing peo­ple could have an at­tach­ment too.”

Look­ing for­ward, the ob­vi­ous ques­tion is “Will Scot­land even­tu­ally be in­de­pen­dent?”

Tay­lor, isn’t so sure: “There is an anti-Tory ma­jor­ity in Scot­land and the SNP ran a cam­paign on the left. They made in­de­pen­dence out to be the only way we could get out of these eco­nomic times. In the next 20 years we will not be in as dif­fi­cult a po­si­tion. I think they had the ex­act cir­cum­stances they would have dreamed of, that was their op­por­tu­nity.” Katy sees things dif­fer­ently: “As Ni­cola St Stur­geon says, it’s for th the Scot­tish peo­ple to de de­cide (if there is another re ref­er­en­dum), how and wh when we do that re­mains to be seen.

“I do hope it will come in my life­time. I am driven by wa want­ing what’s best for my kid“kids and their gen­er­a­tion.

“I think the best way to giv give them a good fu­ture is ind in­de­pen­dence, but in the me mean­time we’ve got to try and live by the prin­ci­ples we adh ad­here to.”

Cheers De­spite the enor­mity of the de­ci­sion, this pair were able to en­joy a friendly cuppa at Burn­side Church

Con­flict John Prescott’s visit to Ruther­glen in the lead up to the vote sparked an­gry scenes

No way Tay­lor Muir wanted to pre­serve Union

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.