Jenny says Yes. Jenny Constable is a freelance journalist from Glasgow and a very British family with members from Scotland, England and Ireland. As part of the ‘Scottish Devolution Generation’, Jenny grew up in a Scotland with devolved powers and that valued its place in Europe. Jenny supported Better Together in 2014 believing it would secure more powers and Scotland’s place in the EU. As the Tory UK Govt drags us out of Europe and centralises powers to Westminster, Scotland’s devolved settlement and its place in the EU face a very real and imminent threat. Jenny feels the past two years have revealed England and Scotland as very different countries with distinct cultures and ambitions. Any worries Jenny has about Scotland going its own way are very much outweighed by the dangers of staying in Britain. Independence offers a brighter future for all.
I’d like to apologise to anyone who goes along to the Yes Edinburgh South event organised this evening at the Eric Lidell Centre hoping to see me and the dug. I’m afraid I’ve had to cancel as I have a very bad case of the flu and am really not well enough to drive through to Edinburgh and then speak in public for a couple of hours. My throat feels like it’s on fire, every joint in my body is aching, I have a temperature, and I have a dreadful cough and my voice is hoarse. The flu is also why there haven’t been any updates to the blog this week, as I’ve been staying in bed feeling sorry for myself.