Now consider that there is no path to independence. No route by which Scotland's rightful constitutional status might be restored. Suppose that the destination can be seen well enough, but that there is no apparent way of getting there.
Why am I writing about British Labour in Scotland (BLiS), Ian Murray, Gordon Brown, George Foulkes and the federalism fantasy when there's actual important stuff going on? To be honest, I thought I had a really witty opening - something about balloons trying to breathe life into horses that had long ago been flogged to … Continue reading British Labour in Scotland (BLiS), Ian Murray, Gordon Brown, George Foulkes and federalism
Independence precedes and is a prerequisite for the negotiation of any constitutional arrangement which involves the ceding or pooling of sovereignty. Only independence permits the full exercise of sovereignty which provides the rightful authority to cede or pool sovereignty.
When I say that Boris Johnson's adherence to the dogma of 'The Union At Any Cost' could be thought more effortlessly mindless than Ian Murray's, I trust nobody will suppose I intend this as a compliment to either.
Even if Article 50 is revoked, there can be no return to the status quo ante. Too much has already happened. Too much damage has already been done by the bewildering madness of dumping all the solutions that the EU has come to provide for no sufficient reason and without either a viable plan or a credible alternative.