Poll, after poll, figures continue to show that the people of Scotland are ready to leave the so-called United Kingdom. 21 polls to be exact.
Love her, or hate her, Nicola Sturgeon has done the best she can in regards to COVID-19. That’s more than what the UK Government can say about Boris Johnson.
The SNP are constantly pushing for a second independence referendum, and rightly so. Towards the end of 2020, the Scottish Government were under direct threat from the Tories as the ‘Internal Market Bill’ was passed and the very powers that define Scottish politics were at risk of being taken away.
And let’s not forget the infamous “Vow” that was made to millions of scots by David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband. This “vow” states: “The Scottish Parliament is permanent and extensive new powers for the Parliament will be delivered by the process and to the timetable agreed and announced by our three parties, starting on 19th September.”
This wouldn’t be the first time the UK government has broken promises to Scotland. Remember the bus advert? £350 million a week will be going to our NHS? Where is that funding now, when we need it most?
Scotland is almost always outvoted in Westminster. The SNP hold no majority down there and their voice is silenced by the roars of Tory MP’s.
At a Prime Ministers questions back in September 2020, Mhairi Black, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South said: “We get outvoted at every turn and this gets to the crux of why independence is the only option left for Scotland. For context, Scotland has 59 MP’s. The city of London has 73 MPS’s.
“This is a union that England dominates. The only reason there isn’t an English Parliament is because the people in Westminster view, Westminster as the English Parliament and we can’t afford to be naïve. The only way to protect our Parliament is to become independent.”
The drive for independence has become more apparent and needed now than it ever did back in the first referendum in 2014. Undermined and voiceless is the way Scotland is treated. Empty promises and empty words are all Westminster are good for.
The people of Scotland deserve better, and they deserve to be run by a the government they choose. It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee.