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    SNP to call for second referendum: confirmed

    In a major speech on Brexit this morning, Nicola Sturgeon has conformed that she wants Scotland to have a second vote on independence at the end of the Brexit process, and that she will ask the Scottish Parliament to back her this week.

    So, it looks increasingly likely that Brexit means Scoxit, from the UK. If the UK breaks up, what happens to the North?

    Is this what Brexiteers envisaged happening?

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-politics-live
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    In a major speech on Brexit this morning, Nicola Sturgeon has conformed that she wants Scotland to have a second vote on independence at the end of the Brexit process, and that she will ask the Scottish Parliament to back her this week.

    So, it looks increasingly likely that Brexit means Scotxit, from the UK. If the UK breaks up, what happens to the North?

    Is this what Brexiteers envisaged happening?

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-politics-live
    If Scotland leaves the UK it is hard to see what Loyalists are "loyal" to?

    The Scottish connection (from my acquaintance with Northerners) is by far the most important. Wales? England?
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    In a major speech on Brexit this morning, Nicola Sturgeon has conformed that she wants Scotland to have a second vote on independence at the end of the Brexit process, and that she will ask the Scottish Parliament to back her this week.

    So, it looks increasingly likely that Brexit means Scotxit, from the UK. If the UK breaks up, what happens to the North?

    Is this what Brexiteers envisaged happening?

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-politics-live
    She can call all she likes but the SNP needs a majority to vote through the bill for a referendum. That they don't have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vega1447 View Post
    If Scotland leaves the UK it is hard to see what Loyalists are "loyal" to?

    The Scottish connection (from my acquaintance with Northerners) is by far the most important. Wales? England?
    If Scotland leaves it means a UI. Fingers crossed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    In a major speech on Brexit this morning, Nicola Sturgeon has conformed that she wants Scotland to have a second vote on independence at the end of the Brexit process, and that she will ask the Scottish Parliament to back her this week.

    So, it looks increasingly likely that Brexit means Scotxit, from the UK. If the UK breaks up, what happens to the North?

    Is this what Brexiteers envisaged happening?

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-politics-live
    You have a knack for stupid posts.


    Firstly, the highlighted bit isn't news.


    Secondly, your prescience at the outcome of not only a Holyrood vote, but also a plebiscite is truly awe-inspiring.
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    Very interestingly - no mention from Nicola of getting London's approval this time. Hollyrood doesn't have the legal authority to call a referendum - so this is a constitutional crisis in the making.

    Will May let it slide?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    She can call all she likes but the SNP needs a majority to vote through the bill for a referendum. That they don't have.
    Events, dear boy, events.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainwreck View Post
    You have a knack for stupid posts.


    Firstly, the highlighted bit isn't news.


    Secondly, your prescience at the outcome of not only a Holyrood vote, but also a plebiscite is truly awe-inspiring.
    Panicking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gleeful View Post
    Very interestingly - no mention from Nicola of getting London's approval this time. Hollyrood doesn't have the legal authority to call a referendum - so this is a constitutional crisis in the making.

    Will May let it slide?
    Ah but, shure that's not news at all, at all.
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    Just for the shíts and giggles, I would love to see a Scexit vote. Scotland would become an independent country outside the EU.


    The LOLz of it all.


    It could only be topped if the UK decision was "scotched" (lolz) by the HoL and then England/Wale/NI stayed in the EU.
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