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I ought to listen to my sentiments.  My study of the 1918 General Election (where the southern part of  Ireland almost unanimously voted for Sinn Fein, the political wing of the independence movement, and the newly elected MPs did not go to London but rather set up an Irish parliament – the Fianna Fail and declared in effect independence.) led me to consider that the historic nearly unanimous vote on May 7 might lead to UDI – a unilateral declaration of independence similar to Rhodesia – but more democratic of course.

But I said no.  They won’t do that.  But now I see the Daily Mail today and find this:

Today’s historic meeting comes after Ms Sturgeon was forced to slap down a ‘senior SNP source’ who claimed a second independence referendum could be called without UK-wide agreement.

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The senior party source in Westminster said Scots, who rejected independence last September, would choose to leave the UK if a vote was held tomorrow, adding: ‘You only have to win once.’

If Westminster refused to allow another referendum, Holyrood could simply hold one unilaterally and declare secession if it returns a ‘yes’ vote, the source suggested.

But a spokesman for Ms Sturgeon said the bombshell claim was ‘totally wrong’ and reiterated that there were ‘no plans’ for a second poll, despite last week’s landslide general election victory for the SNP in Scotland.

Scotland wants to remain in the European Union so they might break with the UK unilaterally if the referendum for EU membership goes to the NO side.  Also the powers promised by the pols last September will have to be done – which will cause angst in England – or Scots might will vote in a new referendum for independence.  I am still for independence for Scotland but I prefer a dominion – like Canada – with the Queen as the head of state but Scotland has a seat in the UN, it’s own foreign policy, its own Olympic team (that would be an awesome curling team) and a member of the body of nations equal in dignity to any other.

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)

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