Politics

Very soon…

It has taken me 6 months to write! Why?

I guess I have been busy, with work, with growing my enormous belly, with pelvic pain, with pregnancy yoga, with holidays to Tenerife, with my Mum’s visit, with my last exam to get yet another degree (‘never stop learning’), with my broken car that smelled burnt oil inside which freaked me out completely (‘I am going to asphyxiate as is my unborn child!’). We’re both fine by the way.

My due date is this Sunday, so really close and I genuinely think my skin cannot stretch anymore because if it was it would tear, aaa!

My plan was to write to my child upfront on this very forum and to introduce the child into the worlds’ matters and the ‘life on earth’.

But then…a few genius musicians passed away, including the third of my childhood heroes Prince (after Michael J. and Whitney H.) who got found dead in his mansion’s lift; some crazy people shot other people frantically almost every day; some crazy politicians used the desperate refugees from distant countries to antagonize those of us (still us-humans) who got too comfortable with safety (!) and possessions; some allegedly desperate refugees proved to be super stupid and too horny to keep the zip up which pissed out (rightly so) a lot of ‘on-the-fencers’ when it comes to the refugee crisis. Donald Trump rose to the position of a major arrogant bully in the world; Polish far right government managed to pull the Poles out on the streets for the first time in decades and managed to fall into serious financial troubles in just 6 months after gaining the parliamentary majority; the Queen turned 90 in rain and the UK suddenly realised it needs its sovereignty back from Brussels (?) and holds the Brexit referendum today and so on and so on…

The world got so divided, so antagonized, so miserable, so violent and I have not even mentioned the Zika virus!

I have had no desire to write about anything. I just felt sorry for the world, for myself, for the fact that my childhood, my innocence is gone forever and the world is turning into a horrible place.

How ironic it is to bring a child into this world just now. There seem to be no hope, the recent events seem to lead to another global unrest, another world war.

But then…wait…

We had two weeks of summer two weeks ago in Scotland and it was lovely. I went to the beach a few times, no not to swim, we are still in the North after all, but to walk on the silky sand; Poland made it to the kick-off stages of Euro2016 and my car is now fixed.

So maybe, maybe there is hope.

I wish you all as always a very good day and if you don’t hear from me for the next 6 months I will be busy breastfeeding 🙂

 

Why I think David Cameron is bi-polar.

Just a few months ago, it was bad, very bad to separate Scotland from the rest of the UK. Better Together campaign won (just). Their arguments were for historical and economic advantages, bigger and stronger greatness of Britain and generally that it is always better to be bigger than smaller and to have a Queen.

You know my view on the above so I will not repeat myself.

But how is it possible that the exact same people who raised arguments against Scottish independence now turn them completely around and use them to support an exit of the UK from the EU! What has changed?

I put together a small table to illustrate the bi-polarism of David Cameron and the British conservatives and their supporters:

True of False?
David Cameron’s view in a context of:
Scotland’s Independence UK exit from the EU
1. Decisions about Scotland/UK are best made by the people who live here no yes
2. Scotland/UK can be a successful country in its own right no yes
3. An independent Scotland/UK would make decisions that reflected Scottish/British priorities no yes
4. Independence would be a declaration of confidence in Scotland/UK and our nation no yes
5. Scotland/UK could set its own welfare priorities no yes
6. Scotland/UK could adopt a different immigration policy no yes
7. Scotland/UK will continue to have good relationships with the rest of UK/EU but on a more equal basis no yes
8. Being in an Union for many years creates a bond. Scotland/UK is in it for good and for bad. yes no
9. Being part of the bigger economic area is good yes no
10. Jobs security and jobs creation at risk yes no
11. Major projects continuity at risk yes no
12. Prices could rise yes no
13. Scotland/UK benefit from UK/EU research funding yes no
14. Scotland/UK would have less influence in the world yes no
15. Military security is better handled on a UK/EU-wide basis yes no