So the Scottish government has voted to hold another referendum, only they have already been told that they will not be allowed to do so at this time. What a waste of my tax money (maybe I should ask for a refund?) I am so fed up with all this independence stuff, did we not answer this question just three years ago? When we had that 'once in a lifetime' vote on the very subject? God that was a short lifetime if we are wanting to have another vote right now!
The reason for this nonsense? Well the UK is leaving the EU and Nicola Sturgeon doesn't want that, to be fair neither to a whole lot of Scottish people but to say the goalposts have been moved is just ridiculous. The EU referendum was on the table long before the Scottish one was in fact David Cameron used it in his 2013 manifesto and it was on the table for years before that. Anyone that voted against Scottish independence last time without realising that a vote was going to be held on UK membership of the EU at some point soon probably shouldn't be allowed to vote in the first place!
So instead of listening to the democratic will of the people, does Nicola Sturgeon simply plan on asking the same question over and over again until she gets the answer she wants? That's undemocratic at best. Should Scotland become independent and somehow weasel its way back into the EU do I then get to kick up a fuss and demand another vote because I wanted to remain in the UK and out of the EU?
How does leaving the UK but staying in the EU even make Scotland independent in the first place? The EU has far more control over us than the rest of the UK does - they overturn our laws, they set our prisoners free, they take products off our shelves because they contain ingredients they don't like, they set our working hours you name it the EU does it. The EU has decimated Scottish industries like agriculture and fishing but yet we want to stay in it? Why on earth would we want to do that? The only answer is because people are not informed enough to realise all these things.
It has also been made very clear that we will not be allowed an easy ride into the EU, we will have to apply just like any other country and go to the back of the queue so to speak. Sure our ride will be easier because our laws already please the EU but we will not be excused from the regular requirements - including joining the Euro single currency which is something that we were all opposed to the last time that debate came up!
More to the point: why the hell would we want into something that everyone else is desperate to get out of? Several countries have stated that they wish to follow the UK out of the EU, they are just doing the smart thing and standing back to see what sort of deal we get.
There are also several countries that have said they would veto Scotland's application to join the EU which could mean we wouldn't be allowed to even start the process anyway.
Oh forget it I am moving down south before its too late!