Good to see Billy Connolly continue his long, slow journey towards accepting that he and his fellow Scots have the right to determine their own political future. Interview with beeb Arts reporter – would his constitutional observations have been sought (or passed the edit) had the interview been with beeb Scotland one wonders? Link and snippet below:
Billy Connolly: ‘I’m not ready to go back on stage’
In the interview, he also discussed how the current political landscape in his home country of Scotland.
In an independence referendum held in September 2014, Scotland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. Connolly has previously expressed support for the Union.
“Politically, [Scotland] is in extraordinary shape,” he said. “It’s beginning to stand alone, and they won’t take crap anymore. They don’t want to settle for whoever England votes for.”
Asked directly if he would support Scottish independence in the event of a second referendum, he replied: “I don’t know. If Scotland would like it, I would like it.”
Welcome aboard the Indy Express Mr. Connolly – the more the merrier.