Our old mate, Niko, posted on the last article.
I’ve known Niko (as a commentator and blogger) since 2009 when I started the original Munguin’s Republic.
He has always been a staunch unionist. And that was fine. There has been banter back and forth between him and many Munguinites, mostly good-natured… mostly! But no matter what happened he stuck rigidly to his belief that Scotland was better off in the UK.
So, to put it mildly, it was a surprise …well, nay, a shock, when he announced today that he would:
“… take down my beloved Union Flag
roll it up place it in my bottom drawer
And fly the saltire join the yes brigade
but (never ever the SNP) and walk away
from the Union and never ever look back
As I said, in reply to his post… Welcome, Niko. I hope you find a political niche which will reflect your values, whether in Labour for Yes, or the Greens, or another YES group. It’s not that easy to change your mind about something as profound as this and it takes not a little guts to put it out there, especially on a pro-independence blog.
Anyway, you can read all of Niko’s comment on the last post.
The main reasons for his move from No to Yes are laid out there. You may as well read his version as any summary I would make.
If we had voted for independence we wouldn’t be in this mess. And, as Business for Scotland points out in this analysis, we’d be quids in.
Let’s not make the same mistake again. And little by little, step by step, we will get there.
One person moving over from No to Yes is important. We should celebrate it.