If you don’t like the way Britain is going, move to Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon’s advice might sound tongue in cheek but she is, she insists, “more than half serious”; after all, Scotland could use the population boost, and plenty of English remainers now find themselves looking for a lifeboat. The hint is that for those not lucky enough to have European-born parents capable of swinging them a second passport, moving north of the border and crossing your fingers for an independent (and pro-European) Scotland in the near future might be the next best option. Cynics will of course note that Scotland’s first minister is no more willing to spell out exactly how another binding referendum could be organised against Westminster’s wishes than Boris Johnson is to explain exactly how the Irish border problem might be resolved, and that both are arguably prone to downplaying the economic risks of dissolving a longstanding union. But Sturgeon is too smart to miss an open goal, and right now Johnson is looking like a gift to her cause given his apparent contempt for Scottish feelings about a hard Brexit. A new poll commissioned by the Tory peer Lord Ashcroft puts 52% of Scots now… Read full this story
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