Without the Union, the pretence of the British state as a major player on the world stage becomes unsustainable. Without the Union the reality of 'Great Britain' as nothing more than the structures of power, privilege and patronage which serve the few at the expense of the many becomes undeniably evident.
As tyrants know and totalitarian states demonstrate, control of certain aspects of the life of a nation is equivalent to control of all aspects of the nation's life. Lip service may be paid to democracy by honouring the principle of one person, one vote even as genuine democracy is denied by the differential weighting of those individual votes.
By persisting with the Section 30 process Nicola Sturgeon isn't only hoping Boris Johnson will change his mind, she's hoping he'll undergo a change to his very nature.
Fundamentally, I am sick and tired of Scotland’s future being dictated by governments we never voted for. Characteristically, Mhairi Black gets to the nub of the matter. Having dealt with and dismissed the entire Brexit fiasco, she identifies the core issue. This is why we need to restore Scotland's rightful constitutional status. Not for the … Continue reading The nub of the matter