Article 50 and time to leave

Today the British government finally got round to issuing their white paper on leaving the EU. Having wasted a half hour of my life reading its 77 pages, I discovered that it told us absolutely nothing new whatsoever what their plans are. It may just as well have said Brexit means Brexit and we want to have our cake and eat it.
Next up it goes through the House of Commons committee stage before popping up to the House of Lords and then coming back to the Commons.
To cut to the chase, all this will mean at the end of the day is that Theresa May will eventually action Article 50 to start the process to take us out of the EU at the end of March.
In the meantime the leaders of the devolved administrations will meet with Theresa May once a month without any progress whatsoever made in the supposed consultation exercise. The 650 page Scottish government paper which has been given to the UK government will be roundly ignored.
What that will leave us with come the end of March when Theresa May makes her Article 50 proclamation to Westminster will in effect mean that all avenues for a separate deal to take into account Scottish wishes will have been exhausted, and Nicola Sturgeon will be left with no option but to declare Indyref2.

Wouldn’t it be a sight to behold if when Theresa May stands up in front of a packed house of commons to issue Article 50, if all the Scottish Independence MPs got up as one and smartly filed out of the place leaving behind rows of empty green benches.
No clearer constitutional statement could be made.

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About auldacquaintance

I am not a member of any political party. I am however a strong supporter of Scots Independence. Any views which I express in this Blog are purely my own. This Blog intends to be a place where I will be putting my views on Scots Independence. It will primarily concern itself with the upcoming Referendum In Scotland. However It will also be somewhat diverse in the range of day to day issues which are evident to me in modern day Scotland. Not all of it will be political, and indeed may take me off into avenues I am not even aware of yet. Please come and join in on this journey, and any comments are welcome provided they are not abusive! All the best from a new acquaintance! Rod
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8 Responses to Article 50 and time to leave

  1. Morag Frame says:

    A grand suggestion Rod, or maybe our MP’s should just give a slow hand clap and then leave?

  2. gaavster says:

    Couldn’t agree more Rod, I’d actually go as far as to say they need to do it… for our own self worth and pride as a sovereign people and nation and to send out the message that enough is enough…

  3. daibhidhdeux says:

    The baw, as it were, is now upon the constitutional slates; and to paraphrase Alex Salmond, there is more than one way to skin a (predatory) cat.

  4. Excellent piece Rod,did you know that the Overseas Territories all had access to the EU but never had to pay?My wife,Alice, was reading about the difference between Territories and Crown Protectorates or Crown Dependencies and the Crown Dependencies have to be consulted before being removed from the EU as they too have access to various parts of the EU,but the key part is being part of the European Customs Tariffs,I’m forgetting it now that I’m trying type it,but I did post it up on Facebook.

  5. Reblogged this on charlesobrien08 and commented:
    Excellent piece Rod,did you know that the Overseas Territories all had access to the EU but never had to pay?My wife,Alice, was reading about the difference between Territories and Crown Protectorates or Crown Dependencies and the Crown Dependencies have to be consulted before being removed from the EU as they too have access to various parts of the EU,but the key part is being part of the European Customs Tariffs,I’m forgetting it now that I’m trying type it,but I did post it up on Facebook.

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