It’s like the night before Christmas and I’m worried I won’t get to sleep cos of the excitement.
A few others think the same perhaps according to
Scotref twitter trendmap:
What will it be? A shiny sticker saying Hands off NHS (the Scottish logo of course) or a big space in Faslane / Coulport where the weapons of mass destruction are moving out?
There’s a big shed up north where the not so toxic nuclear waste is being buried and still a stream of the stuff heading south to a place so poisonous they had to change its name. (give you a clue – they cull pigeons and deer who get too close)
Across the Forth sad wee submarines in Rosyth wait for decommissioning as soon as Babcock can agree with the local authority about how to do it safely. (I’ve read the scientific report about cracks in fuel rods that concludes with the startling insight …more research is needed to understand why cracks occur)
Perhaps my pressie will be a government that can actually tell me the price of dealing with the ever accumulating nuclear waste and explain why the costs continue to spiral.
Maybe my pressie won’t ever be noticeable. You wouldn’t notice the earthquakes that didn’t happen, the clean water that wasn’t poisoned and the fresh air that didn’t threaten your health – all because fracking is off the menu.
Maybe my present will be 100,000 children who don’t move into poverty by 2020? Or the gap between rich and poor will reverse and start to narrow?
Perhaps it will just be a constitution, or a share in an oil fund – knowing that future generations will benefit. Perhaps it will be a sense of responsibility, knowing that it’s up to me as part of this nation to make it a place of justice and opportunity.
Maybe it’s being a part of an excited and energised population – creative and enthusiastic about the opportunities that are opening up.
Growth in the food and drink industry, farmers and fishers who get a say in the EU, ships built on the Clyde to protect the northern shores, silicon glen and its potential, Highlands and Islands recognised for their geographic challenges and potential…and wave wind and tidal renewable energy plus the opportunity to chat to Iceland about their plans for a cable linking geothermal energy …and all the things we haven’t even begun to think about yet cos we were sapped by depression thinking we couldn’t change anything.
Oooh I’m excited.
One more sleep.
Looks like Santa ain’t coming.