How’s this for a fantastic brainfart: ignore geography in independence referenda.
Well, that’s not what he thinks he’s saying, but it’s what it amounts to.
People with an Ulster Scots background should be allowed to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum, a senior Orange Order member has said.
Dr David Hume said Ulster Scots had played a key role in Scottish history.
“We are stakeholders as well. Surely a decision such as this should not ignore our input?” he said.
So, anyone who decides they should be a stakeholder should be given a vote in the future Scottish independence referendum. What of other referenda in the future? What, say, the of the eleventy billion US citizens who claim Irish descent and would likely vote to get rid of the border? Or even the dozens of millions of English citizens who would rapidly vote to be rid of both bothersome celtic lands?
Or is it just people from outside the countries in question who’d vote in favour of keeping the Union that should be given these special votes?