Scottish independence: This is why Scotland will win a referendum

By Wee Ginger Dug @weegingerdug The National

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"WE are living in a rogue state with no respect for its treaty obligations, a Government which goes back on the promises it made to Scotland to strengthen and entrench devolution. And all the while we live under the shadow of a No-Deal Brexit,
"threatening to compound the economic devastation that has already been wrought by a coronavirus epidemic which the British Government has mishandled in the worst possible way"
"We have a Government in Westminster which has contempt for the rule of law, contempt for the international community, and contempt for Scotland. It is desperately flailing in order to prevent Scotland slipping out of its grasp"
"At some point, the tensions that are building will find a democratic outlet. The Conservatives can say no to a Section 30 order, but they can’t say no to a Scottish election where pro-independence parties seek a direct mandate, not for a referendum, but for independence itself"
"They can’t say no to a referendum without a Section 30 order if the courts rule that it’s lawful. They can’t say no to a Scotland which withdraws its representatives from Westminster and sets up a national convention"
" If Scotland is driven to any one, or more, of those measures, the Conservatives and the UK will already have lost With a determined and united effort, the people of Scotland can smash it entirely. Winning Scottish independence is a battle of wills..."
"and it’s Scotland which invented the concept of thrawn stubbornness"

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4 Sep
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"It has been suggested that some parts of the Treaty of Union including Article 19 are so fundamental that the UK Parliament does not have the power to legislate in contravention of them..."
"but that argument has never been definitively tested in court. If the Tories intend to attack the right to judicial review in Scotland, then this might be the opportunity to get a court to definitively answer this question.
"The outcome could have potential knock-on effects for the Union.

My fellow prorogation case litigant Jo Maugham QC has said it would be foolish for the UK Government to try to rewrite the Treaty of Union
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30 Aug
THREAD by Gerry Hassan: "in the next couple of years – up to and after the 2021 elections, and in the run-up to a future indyref – we are going to hear ad nauseam the argument for the Union put by Tory, Labour and LibDem politicians, along with business figures and celebrities.
"It would be advisable for independence supporters to understand the case and its logic to be better placed to argue, rebut and defeat it, and win over more converts to independence"
"First is the power of British identity and Britishness. This is the “emotional connection” argument. It argues that independence forces people to choose on some existential level between Scottish and British identities"
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23 Jul
Jo Cherry: "we must not fall into the trap of conceding that the fight against the coronavirus and dealing with its economic fallout precludes pursuing the goal of independence. Politics is plainly not on hold"
JC: "Politics is plainly not on hold. Brexit is proceeding at full speed. Devolution is under attack. The Tories are continuing to pursue their constitutional agenda. We must do likewise"
JC: how we protect the powers of the devolved parliament is inextricably linked with the arguments for independence because the reality is that independence looks like the only way to ensure we can make our own policy choices, even in the areas which we thought had been devolved.
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