Friday, 19 September 2014
by a massive 85% to 15% to admitting women members in the 260 year old Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
Of course that's only a part of the serious issue of single sex golf clubs. Many are female only. Hopefully for those who see this as an anachronism or, as one commentator said recently: "A club that doesn’t allow men is just as contemptible as a club that doesn’t allow women. You can’t be offended by one and not the other and still expect to be a credible voice on the matter."
Oh and by the way as everyone now knows the UK is intact. 55% voted in favour of retaining the Union and 45% in favour of an Independent Scotland. The turnout was astonishing with a record-breaking 84.6% of registered voters casting a vote.
I hope that everyone will accept the result without recriminations and without gloating.
I have always said that after the vote, whatever the result, nothing will ever be the same again in the UK. I maintain that stance. The question of 'the English question' is, at this very moment being debated on the television. The Prime Minister has put it firmly on the agenda.