I’m not sure why that is a headline in the Scottish Daily Express (15p less than the Record and Mail).
Your referendum vote, Scots?
As far as I’m aware, in this country we voted to stay in the EU by a margin of more than 62%. (Although, I suppose the average reader of the Daily Diana, which is morphing into the Daily Kate, may have voted for Brexit.)
Now, I think that a referendum result should stand and that MPs shouldn’t be able to overturn it, which in any case, is exactly what Mrs May has said will happen. The argument that MPs are the representatives of the people and that they must have a say on all things seems to be to be not unreasonable in general terms. However, in the case of a referendum, the government has gone over the heads of the MPs to their bosses, the people themselves.
The result may not suit me, but fair’s fair. The people have spoken. In any case, can you imagine the unrest, particularly in England, if parliament overturned the referendum result?
What I think might be reasonable is that MPs be given the opportunity to vote on how the likes of May, Johnson, Fox and Davies are progressing to get the UK the best possible Brexit deal.
I mean it seems to me that under the current situation we are leaving these monumentally important decisions to some pretty phenomenally inexperienced and inexpert people. And they have vowed to keep all progress from parliament. Heaven help us!
Clearly, of course, I hope that before March 2019, the date at which (if Mrs May is to be believed) the UK will leave the EU, Scotland will have left the British Empire behind it and be independent.