A matter of dignity

Once again I find myself wondering why “the democratic right of the people of Scotland to have a say on their future” must be conditional on the dubious gift of Boris Johnson’s respect. And why evidently intelligent and thoughtful people like Kirsty Strickland so readily accept this caveat.

Intelligent and thoughtful people will loudly protest the imposition of Brexit or austerity or any of countless policies and choices which are both anathema to us and a necessary condition of the Union. But when it comes to a condition which directly and destructively impinges on our fundamental democratic rights, they have nothing to say.

I don’t get it.

More to the point, I don’t want to get it. I have no intention of trying to get it. Not if getting it means being blase about an iniquity which should provoke howls of indignant outrage that don’t subside until the wrong has been entirely righted.

I would never write a sentence such as the one Kirsty closes with. I am not inclined to offer my dignity for Boris Johnson to wipe his arse on. Unfortunately, I can’t prevent our First Minister doing that on my behalf.



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