Can now agree to disagree
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