Today's Wasting Mule Former plays on Home Secretary Alan Johnson launch today Labour’s campaign to keep the UK in the EU. claiming that the forthcoming EU referendum may trigger a constitutional crisis which could lead to the United Kingdom breaking apart and threaten “Britain’s very existence”.
according to the Mule
The 65-year-old ex-postman does nothing to play down the potential consequences of a UK exit and warns of the danger of “perishing by plebiscite”.He said:
He can see the makings of a crisis if Wales or Scotland vote to remain in the EU but the UK is taken out on the back of English votes
Which appears to suggest he would if a Scottish resident he would support Independence in these circumstances.
“I don’t think there’s many people who doubt if Britain votes to come out of Europe Scotland will vote to come out of Britain. That’s just the catalyst that Scottish Nats would need.
“And to be fair, if I was living in Scotland [and] Scotland voted decisively to stay in and the rest of Britain voted to come out, I think that would really cause a constitutional crisis.”
It could of course be a simple ploy to argue that in order to preserve the Union people in England would choose to remain in the European Union
The Future of England Survey in 2014 found that people south of the border are overwhelmingly against Scotland leaving the UK, with 59 per cent saying they would like the Union to stay intact and only 19 per cent favouring separation. there was also a feeling that Scotland should ber punished.
And given the attitude of the "English" media to the Scots voting for what they appear to be the equivalent of the Mau Mau in giving the SNP a Landslide in May . I suspect the Media will whip up such English Nationalism with the attitude of "How dare Scotland have a say in this referendum" they won't of course claim that the EU is about England's future but that's what they mean.
This is not an Anti-English attack from me they are free to vote for what is best for their Nation as we in Wales and those in Scotland are.
Unfortunately Wales appears to be more or less going to vote on similar lines to England and not have a distinctive voice.
But Scotland at the moment seems to be more likely to vote to stay in the EU which as they will not have a veto lead more to question their place in the other Union.