I have noticed recently some folk making the statement that they voted YES during the last Indy referendum, but that they would now vote NO because Scotland is against Brexit.
They justify this about turn by stating….
“I wont vote yes again if they go against brexit”
“I want to be ruled by Scotland not Europe”
My very simple response to such an argument has been as follows
” No….you want to be ruled by Westminster…get it right!”
These people are not trolls, they genuinely do take that attitude. I know, because I know some of them personally.
Of course they will be encouraged by real trolls who will back them up and pretend that they too voted YES but are now voting NO.
Why then should it be that the genuine ones have taken this about face?
Some admittedly only want and have ever wanted a totally Independent Scotland and are taking a hard line in a fit of pique. They are cutting off their noses to spite their face but they don’t care.
Which of course begs the question why they voted YES the first time round when the argument was purely Independence from Westminster, and we would still have been arguing to remain in Europe even when Westminster said we would be kicked out.
Did they really buy that we would be kicked out and voted on that basis, or did it not really matter all that much to them at that point?
Yet somehow now that England has voted for Brexit, voting NO is now infinitely preferable, even when Westminster and the Tories will Lord it over us for the next 20 years or so given the awful state of Labour.
The EU is a trade partnership and EU Laws do not impinge on us anywhere close to how Westminster runs rough shod over us. In or out of the EU , Many of the EU Laws ensconced in Scots Law will be with us long after I have left this mortal coil.
Many of these Laws are good Laws and very few of the ones we don’t like so much are not really all that bad.
In this day and age in the global economy no matter what trading block we happen to be part of, there are Laws whether we like them or not, and no Country that is in any way going to be successful has to negotiate trade. No country is entirely and absolutely Independent.
Indeed would we really want to be so Independent that we cut ourselves off from the rest of the world? Remembering that cuts both ways. If we want to go out into the world, we have to let some of the world come to us.
It really makes no sense whatsoever in my opinion to move from YES to No under these circumstances.
In order for these people to get what they want to achieve, they would have to want another Independence referendum. The reason we can have another Independence referendum so soon is because Brexit causes a material change in circumstance.
Given that 62% of Scots voted to Remain, gives us the chance to ask for the referendum.
Only after a YES vote creating an Independent Scotland, can we as a people decide on what direction we wish our country to go in. And it is only then that these Brexit loving Scots can press for and argue for a completely Independent Scotland, or whatever other big issues they want to pursue.
We can be certain only as an Independent Scotland can we truly choose our own decisions, even with EU Laws. One of these decisions can be to rearrange our relationship to the EU if there are enough in favour.
If they really really want out of the influence of the EU then they will find that Breakfast doesn’t quite cut it….They would probably best move to Outer Monglia.
So to reiterate… If you vote NO to Scottish Independence because of wanting Brexit.
It is because you want Westminster to rule your lives.
Choose YES….Choose Choice!