Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:52

Plans for Scotland's second independence referendum

Round two has begun as Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sets out a draft bill for a second independence referendum.

The second referendum debate was sparked when Britain voted to leave the EU. Most surveys, however, are suggesting that the majority of Scots would use their common sense again by voting to stay as part of the United Kingdom.

Most people know that Scotland would struggle if it were to break away from the rest of the UK. Nicola Sturgeon likes to give an air of importance wherever she goes but it is plain for everyone to see that she just spouts a lot of hot air and doesn’t have any authority on the big stage. Put plainly, Scotland’s future without the rest of the UK is bleak.

The First Minister keeps saying she wants Scotland’s voice to be heard but the truth of the matter is, it won’t be heard unless it is part of the UK. Scotland as an independent nation just won’t cut it.

Nicola Sturgeon is in a difficult position to be fair. The majority of the Scottish population voted to remain in the EU but the rest of Britain, excluding London and some other major cities, voted to leave. But the majority of Scots want to remain as part of a United Kingdom – so she’s stuck between a rock and a hard place. Sturgeon has said that even though a referendum is likely further down the line, she wanted to stress that it is only at a consultation stage and there is nothing set in stone with regards date for another independence vote.

We shall hold our breath.