Not now, but soon: Brexit ‘omnishambles’ brings independence referendum closer
Not now, but soon will be the time for a second Scottish Independence referendum given the vastly-changed political landscape following the latest Brexit omnishambles by the British government, according to the leader of the fringe Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party.
Mark R Whittet, Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party said: “The entirely-unsurprising collapse of the London-led ‘negotiations’ over Brexit with the EU have clearly exposed the double-dealing duplicity of the Tory government in Westminster, which wants a ‘Brexit cake and eat it’ policy of leaving Northern Ireland in the EU customs union and single market while wrenching Scotland out of the EU against the wishes of the majority of Scots as part of a ‘mainland UK hard Brexit.
“Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party supports the call by the SNP for Scotland to remain in the EU customs union and the single market – just as the British government want for N. Ireland – as a stepping stone on the road towards a full Scottish Independence Referendum.
“Earlier this year, British prime minister Theresa May said that ‘now is not the time’ for a fresh Scottish Independence Referendum. But lthe Brexit omnishambles for the Tories in London, Dublin, Belfast and Brussels clearly show that the time for a fresh Scottish Independence Referendum is coming a lot closer – and a lot faster – than May ever thought possible.
“The Tories are busy reneging on Devolution to Scotland – with Tory MPs voting early this morning (5 Dec) in the Westminster parliament to steal powers from Scotland for London which should come to Holyrood from Brussels after Brexit.
“The only way out of this Brexit omnishambles for Scotland is another Scottish Independence Referendum – which this time should also include the ‘Devo-Max’ option of Scotland remaining within the UK only for the purposes of defence and foreign affairs, but while also remaining within the EU customs union and single market (which is what the Tories want for N. Ireland).
“While Scotland’s Devo-Max option would be a welcome temporary step along the road to full Scottish sovereignty.”
Mr Whittet was the Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party candidate in Edinburgh West in June’s General Election. The party polled 132 votes and lost it’s deposit.