The people on the other side are vociferous, scary almost.
They keep telling me and those like me that we are misguided, confused and bordering on plain daft.
Because we didn’t vote as they did in the EU referendum.
Nicola Sturgeon’s not happy because most of Scotland voted to remain, but on the plus side Brexit has afforded her the opportunity to cling on to the hope of breaking free from the rest of the UK at a time when Scotland’s economy is hardly in rude health with its £15 billion deficit.
However, she’ll have to get her skates on.
If she can’t manage to muster an indyref 2 before we depart the EU, it’ll be too late and she’ll have to accept life in the shadows as the nearly, never-quite-managed-it woman.
Still, she might stay on as Scotland’s controller-in-chief and continue doing what she’s good at – cutting council funding until the blood has run out and the bone is showing.
Oh, I forgot. It’s Westminster’s fault.
There would be no cuts if the British government was out of the equation and an independent Scotland would have loads-a-money to spend on public services.
There are many more compelling issues than our future in Europe to occupy the minds of large sections of the electorate; those on zero-hour contracts, on the minimum wage or on benefits, all of whom wonder – week to week – how they’re going to get by.
Would their lives change for the better were we in or out of the EU?
Time will tell; meanwhile, I will continue to ring my bell and shout “unclean” as I walk among the remainers hoping no one will put a “Yes” sticker on me.
Emperors would admire boxing circus
A look through some of the YouTube videos from what is strangely described as Ultra White Collar Boxing – what does that mean? – shows me that if you seek a sore face, this is for you; unless you’re outside the ring screaming for blood.
There are Roman emperors who would admire this circus where untrained, overweight and largely unfit men make fools of themselves and often suffer injury by way of a bonus.
No wonder the boxing authorities will have nothing to do with these shows.
Worry over ex-footballers suffering from dementia
The growing number of ex-professional footballers who are suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s is worrying.
So, as we become softer, might we expect that more and more youngsters with thoughts of making fortunes in the game might find the long-term possibilities off-putting and turn to less physical sports?
Give community voice over future of former pool
Concerns have been raised over the future of the now-crumbling building that once housed the Hazlehead swimming pool.
What to do with it now that it is closed and ripe for fire-raisers and vandals?
Wouldn’t it be a good idea if Aberdeen City Council were to solicit ideas from the community with suggestions sought on their website?