In 2016 the SNP ran and won the election on a manifesto of having a new independence referendum if Scotland was removed from the EU by English votes. That’s exactly what happened and it’s a matter of democracy and honour that the manifesto commitment be kept by the SNP. Those who attempt to prevent it are anti-democratic and have no respect that’s what people voted for, it’s as simple as that.
For those who say Scotland is not a viable country, could you please explain what is uniquely incompetent, deficient or lacking about Scotland compared with Ireland, Norway, Denmark and other nearby successful countries of a similar size?
Scotland has been a net contributor to the UK for 42 of the last 45 years. Some complain, “that’s only if you include oil”. Well yes we include oil. Why on earth wouldn’t we include oil? You don’t calculate UK GDP excluding financial services, or the German economy excluding cars. What kind of anti-Scottish mentality is it that we should calculate Scottish GDP and tax contribution excluding one of its major industries?
Ireland is in the EU and not in the UK. Brexit negotiations have demonstrated that Ireland has partners in Europe who look out for their interests and support them. Scotland on the other hand has been ignored by Westminster beyond simply being told not to expect “special treatment” within the UK. So which Union is better to belong to?