Cunobelin wrote:Quick comparison....
356 out of 650 is a mandate
48 out of 59 isn't
53% of the vote for Brexit is the "Will of the People'
62% of the vote for remain is irrelevant
So long as we are clear on the math
How do you know that everyone who didn't vote Tory was a Remainer and that all Tories wanted to leave? Incorrect assumption. And it's Maths or are you in favour of even more Americanisms? You aren't clear and you are not proving anything. What is clear though is that voters liked the clarity and certainty guaranteed by an overwhelming vote for the Tories even in staunch Labour areas
Let's clear something up. 48 out of the 59 seats available went to the SNP? For why? It's simple, the Tories are absolutely loathed in Scotland, as is brexit. It's as simple as that. (62% of Scots voted to Remain in the 2016 referendum). If anything the desire to remain in Europe is even stronger
now for the Scots.
Put that growing clamour to remain, with a strong desire to be rid of a right wing tory government, and a long held wish for Independence and there's only one outcome: Scotland leaves the Union. Its the holy trinity of the break up. Sturgeon and her team have been back and forth to Brussels these past three years paving the way for a swift readmission to the EU after they depart the rUK.
The gears have been running ever since the last Indyref, in preparation for the next one. Most commentators agree on one thing: if it's put to the Scots a second time (especially with Brexit running in parallel with Jockxit), they won't say no a second time.
In my opinion it'll be a landslide Yes. Put simply, the Scots don't want what England or Boris has to offer. That's putting it mildly. They would prefer to tell the rUK to Foxtrot Oscar. Which I'm sure will come as no surprise to anyone in Whitehall. I always said that once the ball really starts rolling for Brexit, then Jockxit, and the likely reunification of Ireland are inevitable.