Boris Johnson is running scared of Scottish democracy. Ian Blackford takes apart his anti-democratic and unsustainable position on Scotland’s right to choose.
Let’s build the better, more prosperous, fairer, more equal, more outward-looking, more open, more inclusive, more diverse Scotland that all of us believe, in our hearts, is possible.
We can’t allow our future to be dictated by Boris Johnson and the hard-right Tories. It’s time for a better future – that’s why we will demand a Section 30 order to pave the way for an independence referendum in 2020.
Boris Johnson is shutting down Parliament to force an extreme no-deal Brexit, for which he has no mandate. This is a dark day for democracy.
The ‘No’ campaign said Boris Johnson wouldn’t become our Prime Minister. They said it was a “scare story” from the Yes campaign. It happened.
Former No voters speak to German TV about changing their minds on Scottish independence: “I couldn’t imagine that this was where we were going to end up.”
In 2013, Nicola Sturgeon said: “we could find ourselves in the position where the UK as a whole votes to come out and we vote to stay in, and we get taken out against our will”. That’s exactly what happened.
James O’Brien: “This emotional connection, affinity, sense of being at home. Maybe even England is starting not to feel like that place, so what right have I to demand Scotland stays shackled to this ludicrous vessel of nonsense and xenophobia they’re trying to turn England into?”
Nicola Sturgeon: “Independence is about self-governance, about being in charge of decisions that govern a country, and allowing us to co-operate on the international arena as a friend and ally as well.”
Boris Johnson has just been appointed Prime Minister, not by the people of the UK, nor by the people of Scotland, but by Tory members.
Voters have consistently given the SNP a mandate to deliver an independence referendum. The Scottish Parliament has agreed to deliver it. Tories have never been given mandate to block it – not even once.
In 2014, Scotland was promised the ‘best of both worlds’ whilst being an ‘equal partner’ within the union. Well, it’s not quite worked out like that.
Donald Trump: “When you’re dealing in trade, everything’s on the table. So NHS, or anything else. A lot more than that.”
Two diverging paths. Two futures. Scotland must have a choice.
Ruth Davison is now claiming that referendum on Scottish independence *should* be blocked. She is also on record as saying that it *shouldn’t* be blocked.
May and the Tories think that they can ignore Scotland and block us from having a democratic choice on our future. Scotland has a mandate to hold a referendum on independence.
As an independent country, Scotland’s future will be in Scotland’s hands. Together, we can make Scotland the country we all know it can be.