Refusing to grant a Scottish independence referendum is undemocratic

Theresa May is saying that she’ll block any attempt to hold a second Scottish independence referendum before Brexit is done. May’s reason is she wants the ‘UK to work together’ and says it wouldn’t be fair to make an ‘informed choice’ while there’s so much uncertainty. Yes, that’s coming from the person who since taking over the job has said ”Brexit means Brexit” for months when asked for clarity.

So we’re in a fucked up situation. A democratically elected party (SNP) who forms the Scottish Government has been told it can’t hold a referendum when it wants (before the Brexit talks end to provide a lifeboat for Scotland) and Holyrood (which has a pro-independence majority with the SNP and Greens combined) has been told it doesn’t matter by a Tory PM who is running a set of policies nobody voted for and didn’t even have an election herself to become leader.

Next week Holyrood has a vote on whether to ask Westminster for the powers to hold a referendum. It seems that power will be refused. From there is anyone’s guess, but I hope May’s government is taken to court as I suspect this isn’t just about using Scotland and it’s assets as a bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations (especially with Spain who want at least joint sovereignty of Gibraltar) as well as ensuring that if Scotland does have a referendum after Brexit that she gets full control of it. As we should know by now, May is a harsh authoritarian and is listening to fuckwits like Liam Fox but this is such a hypocritically cloth-eared piece of politics that she clearly thinks she can hold the UK together via threats.

Of course  second referendum isn’t actually blocked by May yet. The vote in Holyrood isn’t til next week and we’ll find out then if May’s this much of an undemocratic authoritarian, or if she’s just a reboot of Margaret Thatcher.

If this clash brings about the end of the UK then bring it on.

I have all the drugs-The Ongoing Tale of my Stroke/Cancer

So I went to the doctor today to sort some things out for the move next month to Glasgow (blood tests, etc) and pick up enough drugs to see me right during the move.

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Yeah, that’s around six or seven weeks worth of drugs but things are going full steam ahead for the move. A date has been made. Notices given at work and my flat and a stunningly good deal from Hertz for a van rental so it’s all about making the next month as easy as possible.

All of this means that this time in exactly one month I’ll be probably somewhere on the M6 being driven to Glasgow. Which seeing as Brexit is turning everything to shite and that today Nicola Sturgeon has announced a second referendum bill means I’ve timed my return quite well. I now need to get fit when I get back because I’ve every intention of getting out in the streets to campaign for independence.

But before I relearn how to walk I have to take my doctor’s advice to spend a couple of months recuperating. I got a mild bollocking for not taking enough time off to do that but I’m nearly there…