Here is a fine piece of writing on why a new decision must be taken in the British Isles on whether to leave, or stay within, the European Union.
The use of referendums to capture wishes on major political issues is unattractive given the United Kingdom's parliamentary democracy system. But the referendum has become the rallying cry of the dissenters to continued membership of the EU, and arguably must be accepted as the best understood and, therefore, probably the most efficient way of reaching a national decision.
So it is with the issue of Scottish independence.
So who votes in these referendums? Forceful arguments have been made for the whole of the electorate of the current United Kingdom to vote on Scottish separation from the Union. The English have been particularly vociferous in declaring their wish to end the union with Scotland.
Mutatis mutandis, when the referendum is held on separation from the European Union of whatever remains of the United Kingdom, the European Union member-states, too, should have a voice in deciding whether the UK stays or goes.
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