Just a few months ago, it was bad, very bad to separate Scotland from the rest of the UK. Better Together campaign won (just). Their arguments were for historical and economic advantages, bigger and stronger greatness of Britain and generally that it is always better to be bigger than smaller and to have a Queen.
You know my view on the above so I will not repeat myself.
But how is it possible that the exact same people who raised arguments against Scottish independence now turn them completely around and use them to support an exit of the UK from the EU! What has changed?
I put together a small table to illustrate the bi-polarism of David Cameron and the British conservatives and their supporters:
|True of False?|
|David Cameron’s view in a context of:|
|Scotland’s Independence||UK exit from the EU|
|1. Decisions about Scotland/UK are best made by the people who live here||no||yes|
|2. Scotland/UK can be a successful country in its own right||no||yes|
|3. An independent Scotland/UK would make decisions that reflected Scottish/British priorities||no||yes|
|4. Independence would be a declaration of confidence in Scotland/UK and our nation||no||yes|
|5. Scotland/UK could set its own welfare priorities||no||yes|
|6. Scotland/UK could adopt a different immigration policy||no||yes|
|7. Scotland/UK will continue to have good relationships with the rest of UK/EU but on a more equal basis||no||yes|
|8. Being in an Union for many years creates a bond. Scotland/UK is in it for good and for bad.||yes||no|
|9. Being part of the bigger economic area is good||yes||no|
|10. Jobs security and jobs creation at risk||yes||no|
|11. Major projects continuity at risk||yes||no|
|12. Prices could rise||yes||no|
|13. Scotland/UK benefit from UK/EU research funding||yes||no|
|14. Scotland/UK would have less influence in the world||yes||no|
|15. Military security is better handled on a UK/EU-wide basis||yes||no|