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BREXIT UPDATE: Will SNP Call for Independence Vote? MEMO to SNP to WIN This Time: Read THIS Blog!!

There is a wonderful spirit this weekend at the Sanders home.  My kids hate it; but victory laps continue for a second night in Mechanicsville!

Now let’s talk about aspects of this:  I believe in Brexit.  I also believe in Scotland Independence.  And the first happened!  The second might!

Now I know they’ll probably try to join again the EU and I know the Scottish regime is not friendly to liberty.  But Scotland IS a nation and was independent in the past and should be indy in the future!

So, I went to The National – the leading daily in Scotland for independence – and what did I find:

  1.  This wonderful article by Craig McAngus on how Scotland CAN do a referendum WITHOUT the permission of the UK!  (Guess who said that?  Yes right here at the blog!)  Here is McAngus’ analysis:

The Scottish Government could also hold a referendum even if the UK Government does not agree to it because she can go to Brussels and say: “We want to stay, we want to remain part of the European Union, our people democratically voted twice to remain and be an independent state within the EU so that is a double mandate, can you help us out in that respect?”

Then, it is almost like a unilateral declaration of independence; it is appealing to the EU to be allowed to stay in while the rest of the UK negotiates its exit. I think those are the two realistic options open to the SNP and I do think the Scottish Government would go down the latter route if it felt it necessary.

Right-o, McAngus!  BTW, I mentioned the UDI idea at this post.  The United Nations recognizes the self-determination of peoples.  So did our President Woodrow Wilson.

2.  Speaking of UDI – did First Minister Sturgeon hint at it in her instruction to the government to begin the process of a new independence referendum?

‘The Scottish Parliament should have the right to hold another referendum if there is a significant and material change in the circumstances that prevailed over 2014 such as Scotland being taken out of the EU against our will’


“If Parliament judges that a second referendum is the best or only way to protect our place in Europe, it must have the option to hold one within that timescale.

“That means we must act now to protect that position.

“I can therefore confirm today that in order to protect that position we will begin to prepare the legislation that would be required to enable a new independence referendum to take place if and when Parliament so decides.”

Sounds like an unilateral referendum might be possible after all.

Finally, there’s more in The National:

3.  An independent Scotland can use sterling if it chooses WITHOUT Permission!  I said this at least four times here at the blog!  Let’s go here quoting Nicola Sturgeon on the pound:

One audience member asked [Sturgeon] if an independent Scotland would look to join the Euro as well as the EU after a Brexit, Sturgeon replied: “The pound is Scotland’s currency as much as it is England’s currency. That’s the currency I think all parts of the UK should use and it’s the one I’d want Scotland to use.

“Scotland uses the pound. It’s our currency just as it is your currency, and that’s the currency I think we should continue to use.”

These banknotes from the Clydesdale Bank are particularly attractive for use by an independent Scotland.  Here are all three banks currency design.

Memo to First Minister Sturgeon:  I’m right there with you – and the SNP – on independence.  After that, you’re on your own.  But independence will bring about a split of the SNP into two or more – up to several parties.  And there can be a renaissance of liberty in Scotland.  PS:  This Scotland thing is not academic for me:  My grandmother’s maiden name was Thompson and they can wear these tartans.

So, feel free to use my stuff as you see fit.  Never been to Scotland…


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

8 Responses to “BREXIT UPDATE: Will SNP Call for Independence Vote? MEMO to SNP to WIN This Time: Read THIS Blog!!”

  1. Red Coat says:

    Thank you for being a forward leading thinker on the Brexit vote- You and Alex Jones.

  2. Mr_Scotsman says:

    Just saying if Scotland leaves the Socialist Party and will gain a fair bit of ground.. Liberty is not popular here.

  3. Ahsan

    This Scotland thing is not academic for me: My grandmother’s maiden name was Thompson and they can wear Scottish Kilts For Men

    So, feel free to use my stuff as you see fit.

  4. Mia Johnson says:

    I believe in Scotland Independence, but thats also true Scottish is friendly to liberty

  5. mr smith says:

    I believe in Scotland Independence, but thats also true Scottish is friendly to liberty
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  6. Kilton says:

    Liberty is not popular here.

  7. utilitykilts

    I also believe in Scotland Independence …
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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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