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If you are for an Independent Scotland – Need to Root for Brexit!

Let’s get my bona fides on Brexit (the UK leaves the EU) and an independent Scotland on the table first:

  1.  I’m for Brexit!
  2. I’m also for an independent Scotland!

So when I suggest that Scotland voters who want to keep independence on the table for the future (And BTW, the Scotland parliament does NOT need permission to have a non-binding referendum on independence – the UN recognizes the right of people groups to self-determination and the indy Scotland can use the pound if they choose without permission – which I said at least four times at the blog!) ought to support Brexit.

That’s right:  Vote No on the EU – even if you believe the EU is great.  If you want independence.

If the UK leaves the EU, then Scotland has a wonderful argument (remember that self-determination of peoples argument cited above) that it ought to determine its own destiny – in the EU – as an independent nation.  Don’t take my word on it:  Take the actual words of the Scotland first minister Nicola Sturgeon:

There would “almost certainly” be a second independence referendum if the UK votes to leave the EU and Scotland does not, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

The SNP leader said she hoped the situation did not arise, but said there would be “overwhelming” support for a second poll in the event of a Brexit.

We in the US would call this a “dog whistle” to the SNP:  Better vote NO on the EU if you want independence.  Let’s be nice:  I’ll call it a hint.

First on May 5, there is that election for the Scotland parliament in Holyrood.  The SNP needs to win that vote.  (It looks like they will win big.  I am rooting for UKIP, of course!  They are the party of liberty in Scotland!)  And a recent poll (thanks to Breitbart!) says that support for independence would only “slightly” rise but it is a significant “slightly”:

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)

6 Responses to “If you are for an Independent Scotland – Need to Root for Brexit!”

  1. Mr_Scotland says:

    Independent Scotland will NOT leave the EU, just sayin.

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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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