One of the few moments of clarity in otherwise vague and vapid ‘defining speech’ on Brexit by Alexander (Boris) Johnson, the British Foreign Minister was when he said that Brexit was all about ‘Government of the people, by the people, for the people’.
Mark R Whittet, Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party commented today:
“This is admirably true – as far as England goes, which voted for British Independence from the EU Bloc.
“But ‘Government of the people, by the people, for the people’ is patently untrue when it comes to voters in Scotland – who voted by a majority of 2:1 to remain in the EU.
“Scotland’s voters are once again being ignored by a (minority) Tory UK government and Scotland will be ripped out of the EU in a Brexit ‘omni-guddle’.
“That is why there now needs to be another referendum in Scotland on Scottish Independence because of the manifestly unfair and un-democratic Brexit referendum result in Scotland is being ignored by the government of the UK.
“Scotland neither needs nor wants another Brexit referendum – that result conclusively clear – we want to stay in the EU.
“But Scotland manifestly needs – and wants – another Independence Referendum because the narrow result of the 2014 Scottish Independence referendum in remaining part of the UK was based on Tory Government lie that remaining in the Union with England was the only way Scotland could remain in the EU.
“Because of the massively-changed political landscape following the Brexit referendum – with the British government ignoring the wishes of Scotland to remain in the EU – Scotland needs another referendum on its political future, with all options on the ballot paper.”
Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party
The primary goal – and number one objective in the constitution of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party – is to achieve political Independence for Scotland.
We aim to do so by helping to bring about a new/ second Scottish Independence Referendum in light of the entirely-changed political and constitutional landscape following the UK Brexit vote.
We shall do this by providing a meaningful, valid, SECOND choice/ chance to vote for Independence-supporting MSPs in elections to the next Scottish Parliament; ie SNP party members/ voters can vote ‘first’ choice for SNP on the ballot paper, and then vote ‘second’ choice for Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party on the ballot paper.
This gives two choices/ chances/ votes in favour of Scotland’s Independence (instead of the present 1/ SNP – and reduces the ‘stray’/ use-less ‘second’ vote going to any other British Unionist party.
Despite the use of the word ‘Scottish’ in front of their names, the Liberals, Tories and Labour are all single, British Unionist parties and are all controlled from, and based in, their London head offices.
Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party is not competing with the SNP; rather, we want to work in a progressive alliance with them.