By Announcing A Second Scottish Referendum, Nicola Sturgeon Has Effectively Announced Her Resignation As First Minister
Whichever way the referendum goes Sturgeon faces the end of her career. If she loses, she must resign. If she wins, she will steer Scotland into an inevitable short-term decline and be forced from office. If Scotland does vote for independence and is successful as an independent nation, she will not be remembered for putting it there.
As someone born in Caerphilly, who grew up in Wales, and is learning Welsh, I feel nothing but Welsh. I am a proud Welsh Asian - and yet the Welsh Assembly appear to be telling me and many like me that that's not an option.
There have been a lot of jitters lately about Scotland being on the verge of jumping out of the UK since the Brexit vote. You hear it with Nicola Sturgeon, the steely Scottish First Minister, announced almost immediately that a second referendum 'must be, and is, on the table.' You see it from the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, dashing to Scotland with a commitment to the union. The surge of SNP memberships helps to stoke the flames...
I have never been a big fan of Gordon Brown. In fact, I've never voted Labour in my life. However, whatever my personal feelings, if I was advising Gordon Brown, this is the picture I would paint for him. Like him or loath him, if he is the man that saved the Union, this all becomes quite plausible. Watch out Salmond. The Clunking Fist of Brown isn't finished with you, or the SNP, just yet.
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