Over much of the coming year in amongst all the hoo ha over Brexit and the many debates surrounding a second Independence referendum, Including when it will be called and when it will take place, there really is only one argument that needs to be made for it.
Do you wish to have self determination or not?
In that question lies the answer.
For Scotland to have self determination it means that we ourselves get to decide what we want and what we do not want. It puts an end to the grievance politics of Scots voting one way and being landed with the complete opposite of what we wish for.
If the British government wants to have a hard brexit and we do not, we have no say on the matter.
If the British government want to retain nuclear weapons in Scotland, and we do not, we have no say in the matter.
If the British government wants to impose increasingly draconian measures against the poor and punishes them, and we want to enable and encourage them to better, we have no say in the matter.
If the British government want to restrict human rights and apply ever stricter control on what we can and cannot say, and we want to encourage more socially just measures, we have no say in the matter.
If the British government wants to sell of the NHS to Trumps pals, we can do nothing to stop them.
We can never have a say, because we have only a fraction of political representation in Westminster.
The list of where we have no say is considerable. As proven by the Supreme Court recently the Sewel convention has no weight in law, so they can even dispose of what limited powers they do loan us with devolution.
So forget arguing about Europe, currency, borders and everything else…. These are all matters for us to decide once we have Independence. They are meaningless arguments without that freedom to choose.
To use the Brexiteers simplistic message….. We need to take back control!
In Scotlands case it really is as simple as that… We have to take back control and we need to make our own choices!
With self determination comes responsibility, and whatever we may decide at least it is our choice and our choosing, nobody elses.
Choose Scotland, Choose Independence, Choose Right!