Water John wrote: »
Mightn't like to hear it, but Gove calls it honestly. The SNP and Greens in Scotland now know where they stand.
It wasn't time for Irish Home Rule over 100 years ago, same old tune.https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jun/23/gove-rules-out-scottish-independence-vote-before-election
I think that picture of Johnson covering Downing St with England flags and waving one himself would look good for the SNP to use in all eir publications. Johnson is the Prime Minister of England - not Scotland.
And now for the Great Wall of Gretna! 🙄
I'm sure the Scottish Tories will try to make links to the NIP on this
"Pointed out hard border needed if Nicola Sturgeon took Scots into Schengen"
SNP should quote the Minister as "no hard border needed because Scotland won't be in Schengen"
And remind everyone that Gibraltar is now in Schengen thanks to Westminster.
I read the comments. I shouldn't have read the comments.
I suspect someone in the bowels of Tory HQ patted themselves on the back for that little soundbite; the "Great Wall of Gretna". Exactly the kind of perfect mixture of pithy scaremongering I'd expect from a government without much of an actual plan to entice the Scots to stay.
One wonders how the recent announcement by England to dispense with masks + distance, while Scotland would continue to use both, has gone down North of the border. If the prevailing mood is supportive of Sturgeon, or feeling itchy to get everything open (for comparison, see the comments section in any news outlet here)
Surely reducing the Indy ref to slogans like that will not go well for the English Gov - they should be shouting to togetherness.
Interesting revelation via The Guardian, highlighting a bit of arcane law allowing the Crown to vet Scottish laws in case they're disadvantageous to the royals. Can't see it effecting the ref numbers that much but IMO shows again a lopsided structure of authority between the two nations.
I'm not sure that it's a "lopsided structure of authority between the two nations", in that the same Queen's consent procedure applies to Westminster legislation.
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