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Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP can stick their #Indyref2!

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We've finally got a chance to get Brexit over and done with thanks to the recent general election and landslide Conservative victory (at least in England).  By the way, for the first time in my live I voted Tory and I know for a fact that a lot of other people did in this election too.  Like me, perhaps they voted for Brexit and saw a change of allegiance as the only way to 'get it done'.  It's not a decision I made lightly as it goes completely against all my previous voting history and no doubt my parents would be turning in their graves if they knew.

This gripe isn't about the election, Brexit or the Tories though.  It's about Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party (SNP).  As someone born in Scotland you'd think I'd be the kind of person who'd vote for independence, and once upon of time I might have done - when I lived in England, remembering being Scottish through rose coloured memories.

Having moved back after many years away I don't have a fire in my belly for Scottish independence.  It's just not as important to me as it is to everyone else up here.  Actually, that's not true is it?  Because it's not that important to more than half of the people up here and that is something that a lot of people seem to have forgotten.  Scotland has already had a referendum for independence and the majority of the people voted no.  Would the outcome be the same if there was another referendum?  Personally, I think it would, but there's no way you can convince the die hard SNP lot of that.  Like Nicola Sturgeon they've all got a one track mind.  It's Scottish Independence this, Scottish Independence that, etc.  etc.  Nothing else is important and to hell with anyone south of the Scottish border.

Nicola Sturgeon SNP - Indyref2 When there's a referendum or a vote why can't some people see the result for what it is?  The people have chosen.  More people want one thing to happen than something else.  It really is that straight forward.  I can just imagine playing monopoly with these sorts, they'd want to keep rolling the deice until the get the numbers they're happy with.  Also, a think that I find completely ironic is the way the Brexit vote played out in Scotland.  Most people north of the border apparently wanted to remain in Europe and if you believe the SNP hype at the same time want to leave the United Kingdom.  How mad is that?

I have no doubt that the Nicola Sturgeon will badger Boris Johnson relentlessly about Indyref2 until his ears bleed, but I sincerely hope that he doesn't give in.  There are a lot of things already badly wrong with Scotland and I don't believe it's all to do with Westminster.  So what's your thoughts on this then?

By: Fed Up


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ahforfoulkessake

ahforfoulkessake

well, Timelord, Brexit has been given the go ahead as of today so I wonder if many pro Remain voters will head off to Europe if they don't like it. Not many as many European economies are in worse shape than the UK.
10/01 ahforfoulkessake
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Guest

Guest

@Timelord, What part of,"Remainers will now only speak when given permission by brexiteer winners" did you not understand?
03/01 Guest
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ahforfoulkessake

ahforfoulkessake

I think the pro independence voters felt like they were lied to because they had this vote before brexit and were promised they wouldn't be taken out of Europe against their will, many voted to stay in the UK but also Remain in the Brexit referendum. I think a lot would have voted for Independence had they known
31/12 ahforfoulkessake
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Scot in exile

Scot in exile

Fed Up.. you got it absolutely right..
It's time that poison dwarf got her facts right.. What has Scotland got other than whisky and trourism? The oil is not just theirs. Scotland will be a lot worse off if they become independent...
30/12 Scot in exile
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Timelord

Timelord

There is a charming naivety in your piece, Brexit is not "done" by any means, to misquote Churchill, it's the "end of the beginning" at most. Brexit and it's ramifications will rumble on for years, mostly in protracted negotiations with the EU. Don't fall for the "Leave under WTO rules" fallacy, the WTO imposes as many rules regarding trade as the EU, there is even a WTO Court to adjudicate on disputes and the UK will have one vote in hundreds, not one in 28.

On top of that, there will be a "rejoin" movement starting anytime soon, to reverse the "Tory Brexit" as it will be characterised. The result could well be the UK reduced to England & Wales, an independent Scotland and united Ireland, both in the EU.
30/12 Timelord
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Timelord

Timelord

There is a charming naivety in your piece, Brexit is not "done" by any means, to misquote Churchill, it's the "end of the beginning" at most. Brexit and it's ramifications will rumble on for years, mostly in protracted negotiations with the EU. Don't fall for the "Leave under WTO rules", the WTO imposes as many rules regarding trade as the EU, there is even a WTO to adjudicate on disputes and the UK will have one vote in hundreds, not one in 28.

On top of that, there will be a "rejoin" movement starting anytime soon, to reverse the "Tory Brexit" as it will be characterised. The result could well be the UK reduced to England & Wales, an independant Scotland and united Ireland, both in the EU.
30/12 Timelord
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Steffiegirl

Steffiegirl

Fed Up - Yep, you're dead right there....
30/12 Steffiegirl
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