An interesting article today in The National (A Scottish newspaper dedicated to independence) suggests a solution to the Scottish (and perhaps even Northern Irish) EU issue: A federal UK.
After a poll published yesterday was the third since Thursday’s Brexit vote to indicate a majority of voters north of the Border were now in favour of a Yes vote in the event of indyref2, interventions from Ian Murray and Margaret Curran suggested the party could be on course to review its long-established opposition to independence.
Murray, who resigned from Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet at the weekend, said all options were being explored to protect Scotland’s EU membership – including support for another independence referendum.
This is huge. And there is ample precedent for it: Canada and Ireland. The solution to independent status for Scotland (I am not sure about Northern Ireland – that is a subject I am pondering) is dominion or a Scottish Free State using the 1922 Treaty that ended the civil war in Ireland.
The Queen would still be the head of state, the pound would be the currency (those beautiful Clydesdale Bank notes might be the choice of a free Scotland), Scotland would have a UN seat, be in the EU if they insist, conduct their own foreign policy, their own flag, Olympic team and in every other way be sovereign over their own destiny. Since it would require a second referendum for Scotland to become a republic after the Free State is established there would be respect for tradition and institutions.
I suggested this before!