The Scottish Parliament rejected UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit trade deal on Wednesday, and last month the Conservative leader smeared Scotland’s devolved power as a “disaster” for the country.
As Western Europe rang in the new year, Scotland’s first minister tweeted out a hopeful image for Scottish folks still sore about the UK’s departure from the European Union.
In the 2016 referendum that saw the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union, every single constituency in Scotland voted to remain in the politico-economic bloc.
However, just two years prior, Scotland also voted to remain in the United Kingdom in a historic vote on independence from London.
Since 2014, opinions about remaining in the UK have shifted in Scotland, whose head of state has been united with the English crown since 1707.
Since August, polls have shown a majority now support separation from London – a trend only helped by Johnson’s insistence that Scottish autonomy has been a “disaster” and former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s “biggest mistake.”
Johnson signed a new post-Brexit trade deal with the EU. Members of the devolved Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh voted to “refuse consent” to the deal, saying it “would cause severe damage to Scotland’s environmental, economy and social interests.”
The unfair treatment by Westminster, and the failed referendum for Scottish independence, have put Scotland into hard to envy position. The 6 odd million Scots aren’t in the position to stand up to Westminster.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2021.