Two years ago today I posted this. I believe it still to be as relevant today. Interestingly, It created much discussion, a lot of criticism, and a few cases of "unfriending"! I was brought up in a time when your vote was a private thing. Something you just didn't discuss. As the great prophet Dylan said tho... the times they are a changin'. This is a good thing... many more people are politically aware. But many more have as much apathy as ever, and that is understandable. I have said nothing in public to date... but I am genuinely concerned. Of course I know that this will be sheer heresay to some of my friends... possibly end up in some unfriending.... ... though I hope not. We can disagree without being disagreeable. Cards on the table time... I still don't know who I will vote for... but I know who I can't vote for in a General election. SNP. I have voted SNP at a local level a number of times. At a local level, their representatives are by far the best and most effective. Streets ahead. At a national level, I am totally in awe at their campaign over the last decade. Their use of social media and public interaction has been genius and actually quite refreshing. The current campaign is also incredibly well structured. Vote SNP and our Westminster MPs will make the baddies accountable. Genius. If SNP stood for what is best for Scotland full stop, I'd join the party myself. But it doesn't. It will always have an ultimate aim of breaking up the UK. I'd much rather reform it, redistribute the powerbase, and increase regional autonomy. More SNP MP's will result in carnage in Westminster... they will do all they can to create anti-Scottish feelings throughout the UK, then using the anti-Scottish rhetoric within Scotland to enhance the campaign for independence. Just watch... that has already begun. Genius. Dangerous... but genius. Nicola Sturgeon can pull it off too... the perfect public speaker and infinitely more likeable than her predecessor to non SNP voters. Despite the denials, a vote for SNP IS a vote in favour of independence. Even if you don't want that or believe that to be so. It will be used as such.