My thoughts. New Border? New Boss? #indyref

1603. This happened.

James I

King James the First Uniting England and Scotland, Paul Rubens, 1632-33. ©Birmingham Museums Trust.

1706. This happened.


Treaty of Union, 1706.

18 September 2014. This might happen.

Maddy Burrows. Scottish Independence Student Art

©Maddy Burrows, 2014.

BTW. More fabulous images by students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee on the #indyref theme here.

At Primary School the following messages where drilled into me:

Second World War = Bad
Europe united = Good

I got older.
Europe got bigger.
The Berlin Wall came down.

Bowie At Berlin WallDavid Bowie at the Berlin Wall (just because)

The Euro was introduced. I travelled through three countries using one currency.

I learnt. I believe.
Less borders. More freedom = Good.

I don’t want a new Border.
Divisive in so many ways.

I believe in Democracy. I’ve always voted. It is no more a utopian solution than any other form of government.

And. This.


Meet the new boss.
Same as the old boss“.


About rachelcockett

Art heritage museums weird stuff. Fundraiser and donor. Equity. Acting to level the playing field.
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