Wich way to go for Scotland

Great Britain chose to go out of the European Union and now they have lots of problems that would have not been there if they would not have left. Several MPs would not dare to say it’s the cause of Brexit, but a great part of the population does know it.

Shortage of truck drivers, nursing staff, agricultural workers and so many more, the British people, a few years ago, decided they did not need such people from abroad because they were taking their jobs away. But Where are those willing to do those jobs?

The United Kingdom became not so united anymore and voices uttered that their county better had stayed in the European Union. By people like Nigel Farage, the common citizens were lured into a trap, and they fell deep. Boris Johnson also was not afraid at that time to tell lies, like he also did at the beginning of the Corona period.

At this year’s Scottish elections, pro-independence parties won a majority, but the winners seemed not to dare to raise their voice harder. Scotland’s leader has ruled out an illegal vote and is very well aware that Boris Johnson does not want to go down in history as the man who lost the Union.

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Makar In office (2004 – 2010) Edwin Morgan by Alex Boyd

The first Poet Laureate of Glasgow – becoming the first Makar or National Poet for Scotland – Edwin Morgan would be able to warm many hearts to take the boat into the waters of the European Common Market. The Scottish people need more courage to give Scotland her great chance, at last. Also, the Welsh people should consider leaving their union with England for what it is. The Scottish poet and translator associated with the Scottish Renaissance believed in Scotland, and its people. He saw a bright future for an independent country, but never came to see it separated from the United Kingdom.

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Solicitor and politician Nicola Sturgeon in 2020 outside Edinburgh Castle

Many eyes came fixed on the first woman to hold the position of First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon, hoping she would liberate the country from the chains of England.

In the 2016 UK referendum on EU membership, Scotland voted by 62% to remain in the European Union, despite Brexit receiving 52% of the vote across the UK. To no avail, Sturgeon’s government has repeatedly proposed a second referendum on independence.
With London seeking to restrict immigration to the United Kingdom, she asserted that Scotland should be able to set its own immigration policy, as well as policies relating to employment and trade.

Sturgeon is trying to shame a shameless British government into doing something it rightly believes is not in its interest and made two forceful points on tactics in her interview she gave to the Financial Times. She has warned Boris Johnson’s UK government it would be “unthinkable” to indefinitely deny Scots another say on their constitutional future and told the Financial Times that democracy must ultimately prevail:

a nation consistently voting for parties demanding a new referendum cannot indefinitely be ignored.

She believes this constitutional impasse is going to resolve itself on the side of democracy, because actually,

the alternative is pretty unthinkable,”

said Sturgeon.

Her second argument was that the tide is flowing only one way.

“If they think it’s about playing a waiting game, I’ve probably got time on my side as well. You look at the demographics of the support for independence.”

For sure, time is on her side. The negative consequences of Brexit are going to be felt even more across the kingdom in the coming months.

One recent survey suggested more than 60 per cent of 16 to 34 year olds favour independence and there is a clear majority in the 35 to 54 age group. Sturgeon is thus tempting Johnson into a quick vote while the polls give him a shout.

‘Democratic will’ must ultimately prevail. The Union exists by consent and it cannot be maintained indefinitely by denying expression. By continued arguing, the British government wants to give the impression it is for democracy and giving it a chance.

The price of stability is that nationalism has a democratic argument. Some more impatient members of the SNP complain their leader has not been pushing urgently or strongly enough for a second independence vote. While Sturgeon admitted she did not know how the stalemate would play out, she is convinced she has democracy and time on her side.

“I’ve got democracy on my side . . . if they think it’s about playing a waiting game, I’ve probably got time on my side as well. You look at the demographics of the support for independence — well, I’m not sure that’s going to get you out of this conundrum.”

She maintains

“it will resolve itself on the side of democracy, because actually, the alternative is pretty unthinkable”.

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Preceding

Looking at September 2016

UK and EU and their Brexit deals

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Find also to read:

  1. Could Brexit lead to Frexit – or Czexit?
  2. Brexit: The mother of all uncertainties
  3. Brexit and British business
  4. First sayings around the Brexit
  5. Wales will probably lose its EU funding #Brexit
  6. Brexit No. 2 Blow-up
  7. A busy 2017 #1 Referenda
  8. An European alliance or a populist alliance
  9. British Parliament hostage its citizens for even more months
  10. Time to get out of the gridlock
  11. Brexit to be considered as a lost game
  12. Strength does not lie in splendid isolation but in our unique union
  13. Brexit 5 years onwards
  14. A diminished Isle?
  15. Brexit, what we lost in the fire

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Additional reading

  1. UK Politicians willing to tear up decades of environmental protections
  2. Division of the countries and inconclusive elections
  3. South West Wales Prophecy Day 2016 September 24
  4. Brexit, The Bible, What next?
  5. Rugby Prophecy Day looking at World Events In The Hand Of God
  6. An other look at the events of today by one of our magazines
  7. Signs of the times – “Britain and the Gulf”
  8. Signs of the Times – “Britain and Brexit”

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Published by Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".

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