Here’s a thought.
Let’s try to block out the noise and think about it rationally.
Lots of folk are understandably concerned about the entirely predictable lack of food on the shelves and an energy crisis that sees us paying up to three times more than our neighbouring countries in the aftermath of Brexit. It’s interesting that these things – food security and the need for a reliable energy supply – were amongst the reasons for joining what was then the EEC in the 1970s.
While I understand that it’s politically impossible for the most ideologically dogmatic government in living memory to say so, the quickest way out of the crisis is for the UK to apply for membership of the European Union.
If it doesn’t, then Scotland – which recently won yet another mandate to hold a further plebiscite on self-determination and which voted overwhelming to remain in the EU – should apply.
A basic supply of the three things we all need – food, water and energy – should be the minimum target of any democratically elected government. And if it cannot deliver these within its existing constitutional arrangements then it must make other arrangements with immediate effect.
Independence has never been more vital to our health, prosperity and wellbeing. How fortunate we are to be allowed to escape a bouroch not of our making.
In the absence of courage from those we didn’t vote for, we must, for all of our sakes, demand it from those we did.
We’ll deal with the politics later. For now, let’s agree that Scotland wants to be normal. There’s a way out of this. Let’s take it.