It is now half a year on from the referendum on Scottish independence which promised would settle the matter of Scotland’s relationship to the rest of the British Isles, and here we are again talking about it again. Of course, the poll would have been the referendum to end all referenda – but only if the Scottish National Party (SNP) had won. Because despite the commitment in the SNP White Paper on Independence that it will be a once in a lifetime event, Nicola Sturgeon has this week refused to rule out holding a second poll.
Some people simply cannot accept defeat. Or indeed the outcome of a democratic vote. Somehow it is only Westminster that is undemocratic, regardless of what they doDr. Azeem Ibrahim