Parliament has backed Boris Johnson’s shite Brexit deal but the entire thing is going to drag on for more agony forever. We are literally faced with a situation where everyone involved in some shape or form in the UK has fucked it up royally in some way. From arrogant, ethno-nationalists pushing for the hardest Brexit ever though to middle class Remainers who think a second referendum will magically reset everything to the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.
Frankly I’m fucked off with it all, so I’ve rethought how things should go. I’m no longer fully supportive of a second EU referendum for several reasons.
- Remain will lose again. Every major politician in England is a Brexiter from Boris Johnson to Jeremy Corbyn. Some have lept on the Brexit bandwagon for personal gain while some are lifelong Brexiters and they will not give up. Plus if Leave win twice and you can forget ever coming back into the EU for generations. No Westminster government will want to revisit that for the longest time.
- It drops Scotland in it. A second EU referendum to validate the first one seems sensible but as many have pointed out, if we ever do get a second Indyref do you really think they won’t pull the same stunt on us? And frankly the SNP are working their arse off to save England and Wales from Brexit for what goal? It isn’t going to give us a Section 30 order we need to hold our already democratically agreed referendum, nor are all these folk down south praising their actions going to be allies for Yes in a second vote. They’re Remainers. They just want their votes.
- Not executing the result of 2016 is again, something that paves a dangerous path for Scotland. Say we win our independence? All that will happen is court case after court case holding it up for as long as possible.
The fact is some form of Brexit is coming be it from a Johnson or Corbyn government, and rather than fighting for a second referendum which isn’t going to happen, the SNP should grow some balls and fight for the second Scottish referendum because that helps solve a lot of problems all round. We now have another extention from the EU, so they need to shape up and actually remember why folk voted for them in 2017.
But once independent, ourselves and a unified Ireland can leave England and Wales to live out their fevered dreams of the past til it all goes tits up, sanity is restored and we can all end up being normal countries again.
Anyhow, we’re back to endlessly hoping for the unobtainable which means when the mountain hits, it will fucking hit us bad. Good luck to us all.