Because I care about my country and want us to be in charge of our own affairs.
Because I don’t want to be ruled by a Tory government in Westminster that the VAST majority of Scotland didn’t vote for.
Because I care about the NHS and am terrified of the same budget cuts and privatisation that’s occuring in England being imposed on us (yes I know the NHS is a devolved power, but our budget is set by Westminster and they’re extremely slash happy).
Because I care about free prescriptions and care for the elderly.
Because I hate having nuclear weapons (something the VAST majority of Scotland doesn’t want) parked on our doorstep.
Because foodbank numbers have skyrocketed in this country and Westminster continues to practice austerity.
Because English politics is becoming more and more right wing and UKIP are on the rise down there, resulting in Scotland’s much more left-wing voice being utterly drowned out.
Because Glasgow has the lowest life-expectancy in western Europe and Westminster literally could not give less of a shit about that.
Did you miss the part where we have a government we DIDN’T VOTE FOR imposed on us? Did you vote Conservative in the last election? Did you support the Bedroom Tax? I can go further back; do you remember the Poll Tax? Thatcher? Scotland sure as hell does!
Look, I have nothing against England, I have many, many friends and a lot of family who live there. But I am not prepared to sit idly by and watch Westminster bleed us dry while driving us more and more into poverty and despair with their policies of tax breaks for the rich, austerity, and toxic right wing ideology.
Clear enough for you?