That’s ok! :) As someone who used to work with young people in the North on a regular basis, I am definitely aware of how people there feel. I would certainly acknowledge that the level of feeling disconnected is higher and this is sometimes for different reasons than it is in London. I am also aware of the higher levels of poverty and struggle that many of your communities face. However if you look at some of the maps/statistics of political representation/poverty/service cuts we in London, although culturally different are often more alike to you. A large blob of red in an otherwise Southeastern sea of blue!
As to the rest of your post, it was the Ireland thing as I know you acknowledge it but I would personally be scared to post something like that as it is such a sensitive topic. Also I don’t think the results in Scotland are that conclusive and I am not quite so optimistic that this will be used as an opportunity for change like that, although of course it would be nice!
Thanks for responding! :)
What I meant about London was more that the main politics of the UK is run from there. And that a lot of the politics seems to see things from a London perspective - an elitist and financially well off London perspective! And I think all the parties are guilty of this to some extent, tbh.
I hope you’re wrong about it not shaking things up though. I don’t really know what can be done for the best, but there are too many differences across the UK for it all to be controlled from a central point, ie London. But I am glad Scotland had the chance to vote - and they voted to stay in. It means (hopefully!) the time that would have been spent sorting out just what is going to happen now with everything, can be used to look at the issues and make good changes to strengthen the UK.
You do have far better public transport in London though! I just love your oyster card system ;-)
And I never thought about Ireland being a touchy subject, I just saw that it was a UK thing, so Northern Ireland, not just Ireland - purely a geographical correction! I do apologise if that caused any offence.
#Just reblogging this in case I did cause any offence/confusion. I promise not to get too politcal #Cause I doubt anyone cares about my opinions on that! LOL! :-) #And I am by no means an expert in politics at all!
Definitely agreed on the transport :)