26 - 02 - 2019 / Your Story
I WAS GLAD THAT SCOTLAND VOTED NO BECAUSE MY DAD SAID SO
I grew up with a Conservative father, and we were very close. His views often shaped my own. In 2014, as a 13-year-old, I remember being glad that Scotland had Voted No, because my dad said that was the best option.
When I saw the EU Referendum result, and the fact that Scotland had voted a completely different way to the rest of the UK, I began to question whether this was an acceptable state of affairs.
It was at that point that I started to get more interested in politics. I attended a Labour Party meeting and found that they were obsessed with beating the 'Nationalists', instead of focussing on real issues. Their poor stance on Brexit, and their tribal mentality towards other parties really stuck with me.
I saw how Westminster treated Scotland, and the developing mess with Brexit and thought that there had to be a better future than this.
I had a total re-evaluation of everything that I thought I knew, about myself, about politics and about life. The disdain and contempt with which I saw Westminster treating Scotland, and the fact that we were going to leave the EU even though we didn’t vote for it, made me think that there must be a better future.
On my 16th Birthday, I joined the SNP, and never looked back.