SNP should offer to back May’s British Brexit in return for Westminster’s permission to hold second Scottish Independence Referendum

Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (SIRP) today urges the SNP to back a British Brexit in return for Westminster’s permission to hold a second Scottish Independence Referendum.

Mark R Whittet (LLB, BA) Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (SIRP), said:

“Such an offer from the SNP would have many political and economic benefits for Scotland.

“It would end the ‘not now’ uncertainty which prime minister Theresa May said in her first refusal to the Scottish Government’s last request to hold a second Scottish Independence Referendum.

“And by supporting the Tories in the House of Commons over May’s Brexit ‘deal/no deal’, the SNP could also make this conditional on Scotland getting the same deal as Northern Ireland – thereby remaining in the EU common market/ single customs union and retaining freedom of movement of goods, people and services.

“This position was made abundantly cleared in the British Brexit referendum on the EU in 2016 when the people of Scotland decisively voted by a majority of 2:1 (62%) to remain in the EU.

“Mrs May and her Conservative government find themselves in the middle of a Brexit bourach of their own-making precisely because she had no choice to keep Northern Ireland in the EU as this is an express clause in the Good Friday Agreement as part of the bipartisan cease-fire agreement in the province.

“But if  the Tories can agree a special deal to keep Northern Ireland in the EU/ common market, now is the perfect opportunity for SNP leader and Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon to force Mrs May to offer the same win-win deal for Scotland.

“It would be far better for the SNP to insist on getting May’s permission for a second Scottish Independence referendum – rather than simply voting her down in a ‘no confidence’ motion, which would result in a general election at which the Tories might simply be re-elected.

“Even the return of a Labour government in Westminster does not guarantee the same result as a ‘Scottish Brexit deal’ now – especially as the party’s Scottish branch has vowed (again) to campaign against Scotland’s Independence in the next Holyrood general election.”

Edinburgh

10 December 2018

 

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 and all other groups that support Independence for Scotland.

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