Scottish Self Determination

A blog post by Albert Semple

26 Nov 2022

This week, the UK Supreme Court rules that the Scottish Government can only hold a referendum on the question of independence with the consent of Westminster.

The legislation was ambiguous at best (hence why it needed to go to the Supreme Court for clarification), and makes Scotland's ability to self-determine conditional on the consent of Westminster.

We're out of Europe, earning less,
And right-wing thought is in ascendance.
Now's the time we should address
The question of our independence.
To hold a vote we need consent
From Tory leaders unelected,
With incentive to prevent
The people's will from being effected.
Another country oversaw
The definition of our nation:
London lawyers wrote the law
Denying self-determination.
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