How much say will little Scotland have in the EU?
Same amount of say in the EU Parliament as they currently have, more say in the EU Commission than currently.
Much less than at Westminster.
Well that's hardly an apples for apples comparison, is it? Scotland will have full say with a Sovereign Holyrood.
I get that the whole Brexit EU withdrawal thing has re-coloured the political landscape in Scotland. But without a well thought through and coherent post indie plan, the SNP risk pissing another referendum up against the wall and then it really does become a "once in a lifetime" scenario.
Indeed, that's a fair point. Scotland cannot afford lose a second referendum so the timing needs to be carefully managed.
That said, they did produce a fairly hefty tome of a white paper last time, available free to all who wished a copy, and still lost.
Well that's the problem isn't it - if you make a detailed plan, opponents can attack and poke holes in your plan. Don't have a plan and you can promise everybody rainbows and unicorns as did the brexiteers....
Whereas the whole Brexit notion seemed to be sold to an eager UK from something written on the back of an old Etonian's fag packet and passed around as a great idea.
if it's a complete disaster, especially in Scotland then Boris & Co will have done the SNP's job for them as indie support will jump through the roof.
Yes that's true. As Nicola rightly said today, independence long term is probably an inevitability. As both Brexit and years more of Tory rule become more and more of a disaster, support for independence will rise. Eventually the Tories will see that getting rid of Scotland is a way to ensure a Westminster majority for the next 30 years.
Personally I think referendum results need to have something in the region of at least a 60/40 split to be mandated. Anything else is just a cue for years and years of arguments and unrest.
Once could say the same for the Brexit referendum....