Scotland is filled with confusion over its future. There is yet no certainty whether Scotland will get its independence or whether it will still be a part of the United Kingdom. There is going to be an election on Thursday where about 4.29 million of people living in Scotland will decide with their votes whether Scotland will still be a part of the UK. The election is spearheaded between two parties on is the “Yes Scotland” campaign group which supports the independence and the other is “Better Together”campaign group which is against independence.
Political parties in the UK are trying their level best to convince people of Scotland to still be a part of their country. Leaders are emphasizing on the fact they should remain unified and share a common identity. The three primary leaders of three major political parties in the UK; Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and also the prime minister David Cameron signed a pledge to give more power to Scotland.
The pledge signed by these three leaders states that if the people voting in the independence election, choose Scotland to be still a part of the United Kingdom, then they promises that whatever government may rule in the parliament the Scottish parliament would get new and extensive benefits and powers.
The pledge tries to attract people with the hope of equal and better opportunities. The pledge also gives people hope of the best security and defense system as well as equal sharing of resources. The pledge also states that government will look after welfare and prosperity of all people living in unified U.K.
The opposing party that is “Yes Scotland” is speculating that pledge signed by the three leaders is just a last minute gimmick to dissuade Scottish people from getting their independence and their rights. Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland stated that the pledge was a desperate last minute try is not going to deter people from their rightful independence and future.
Meanwhile, Ed Miliband, labour leader who is supporting “Better Together” campaign has criticized “Yes Scotland” campaign of using unfair and ugly strategies to lure voters. While Ed was on a trip to St. James Shopping Centre in Edinburgh, supporters of the “Yes Scotland” campaign insulted and abused him by calling him an “absolute liar”. This protest shortened his trip which was meant to win confidence of undecided voters in the last few days before the election. Ed stated that there is still hope of a unified United Kingdom as he found out that there is still a large number of voters who haven’t decided which campaign to vote.
On Monday British Prime Minister, David Cameron made an emotional request to the Scottish people not to give up on a unified nation, stating that “If you leave the U.K.- that will be forever.” He urged Scottish people to not make any hasty decision as he emphasized that if Scottish people did not like his government then they don’t need to get a separate identity because his government would not last forever.