Nat and Naw!

-Oh, Scotland is an equal partner in the UK?

-Aye, suppose you’ll say otherwise, being a nat.

-We’ll, it can leave anytime it wants?

-Naw, there’s a UK government.

-Oh, a UK government.

-Aye, you feckin’ know it is, that’s how it works.

-So, what about the five hundred and forty three MPs from England, against fifty seven from Scotland.

-Aye, it’s to do with populations. England has fifty six and a half million, Scotland has five and a half million, the MPs are proportionate to the populations.

-But Scotland is a country in an equal partnership with England, so we are told, a union of countries.

-Aye, a union, the United Kingdom, set up in 1707, the Treaty of Union between the Kingdom of England, and Wales, annexed by England, and the Kingdom of Scotland.

-Well, primarily a union between Scotland and England, two sovereign countries. If so, one should be able to leave. If you and I were married….

-Oh, go away, how the feck could we be married?

-You know what I mean, equal partners and all that.

-Jesus, you come out for a quiet pint.

-Well, it’s not fair.

-It’s the way it is.

-So, if the people of Scotland want to leave they can’t.

-Naw, they got a vote in 2014, fifty five percent said they wanted to stay in the UK that was that. Jesus, a one in a lifetime vote.

-It was a once in a generation opportunity said by a politician, an opportunity, that doesn’t mean to say it was the only opportunity. For feck’s sake Brexit.

-We voted as the UK, that’s how it works. Democracy, live with it.

-Democracy! Since 1959, the people of Scotland haven’t voted for a Tory government once, yet have suffered under the policies of them. Johnston. The cost of living crises. Anyway, Scotland didn’t vote for Brexit, sixty two percent said no to leaving against thirty eight percent, that’s nearly two thirds of Scots wanted to stay in the EU, but were dragged out.

-Oh, dragged out, kicking and screaming.

-You’re being obtuse.

-And you’re being an arse. Be quiet. That’s the way it is.

-Aye, be quiet, shut up, don’t rock the Westminster boat.

-We voted as the UK, that is what we are, fifty two percent wanted to leave, get over it.

-England’s fifty three percent wanted to leave, against our sixty two percent who wanted to stay, disproportionate. Where’s the democracy in that?

-Get me a pint, for God’s sake, your round.

-Guinness?

-Aye, you know it.

-Here.

-What’s that?

-It’s proportionate.

-It’s a drap in the bottom of the glass.

-It’s a tenth of a UK pint, enjoy it.

-Feck’s sake!


Nat and Naw!