Please re-share this post or at least the link contained within it, a very short read will allow you to see how important it is
Thanks in advance.
Currently there is a debate going on in the devolved Scottish parliament as to whether Scots living outside of Scotland will have the right to vote in the forthcoming independence referendum, which would see Scotland leave the UK and stand on it's own as a sovereign country. Every country should have the right to self determination and it is enshrined by the United Nations.
I currently live in England and have been trying to move back to Scotland for a number of years but have not found any suitable work as yet, (not that I'm having much luck in England either).
As it stands at present I will not have a say in my own country's future although I was born and raised there and lived most of my adult life there, an immigrant worker from elsewhere in the European Union or from outside of it who has only been there for 6 months or so (approximate time it takes to be registered to vote) will have the right to vote in this referendum as they are living in Scotland - that seems not only unfair but morally wrong to me and to many others. I am of the opinion (and always have been) that only those with citizenship of a country, no matter how much they may pay in taxes should have the right to vote in any of that country's elections.
There is a petition to try and rectify this situation such that Scots elsewhere in the UK and hopefully the world will have the right to vote in this most important vote. I'm not sure the effect of non-UK nationals signing it but please have a look anyway and please, please, please pass on the link to any other Scots you know, where ever they may be.http://www.change.org/petitions/the-scottish-parliament-allow-scots-living-in-the-rest-of-the-uk-to-vote-on-independence