Very well known Exeweb poster
- Jun 19, 2005
- Hampshire. Heart's in N Devon
You must have been very hot and not able to sleep posting this at just after 2am? My view on this is that no coalition has been expressed anywhere so until if this comes to light it is just scare mongering, Also i think that you over egg this and those that would want the Scots to leave are the right of things politically so isn't this "Scenario" just what you want? No I'm not deluded thanks and tbh if it were to happen and a second indyref was granted the SNP would lose imo, As long as the consequenses arespelt out what actual independence from the UK really means the Scots imo would reject it, As for "high spending, pro EU and open borders loving SNP" High spending would stop because they can't do that without Westminster money (Barrett formula? you've said) EU loving, Fine but the SNP would have to be honest and tell the Scottish people that EU membership would take at least a decade if not more, You only have to look at Ukraine, After all the initial bluster from the EU about Ukraine joining that has gone very quiet and would take years if it ever happens, The last thing the EU need during these troubled times is a country or countries that would need constant money pumped into it and Scotland imo would need a lot because the Westminster tap would be turned off, Open borders, This would be another NI scenario, Whether it is trade or people trying to cross into the UK, A hard border would have to be put in, Unlike NI it would not be a threat with guns and imo the Scots would be the losers.The 2nd most likely scenario post the next election IMO is Labour needing a coalition partner or two to form the next government, so rather than hide behind Starmer’s temporarily politically expedient ‘no deals with other parties’ bullcrap it might be useful if you go through the intellectual exercise of what would Starmer actually have to do if he is confronted with the highly possible situation where he needs the help of the SNP to become PM.
if you think SKS will just give up on government you’re deluded.
Game it out DB and if you’re honest with us and yourself, you’ll come to the highly likely conclusion that he will have to strike a deal to become PM.
That being obvious, we then get to the very interesting discussion on what price would SKS have to pay for the cooperation of the independence obsessed, high spending, pro EU and open borders loving SNP?
Any ideas DB?