Scotland’s future and Brexit


By Russell Bruce

This video from Mark McNaught is well worth watching as it covers some of the main issues Scotland will face if we are forced out of the EU without the power to make our own decisions as to how we interact with the EU after England and Wales leave.

Mark McNaught

We have different choices and we must, to coin a phrase, look to ‘take back control’. That is something Scotland can actually achieve. Leaving the EU on uncertain terms will leave England and Wales exposed to increased bureaucracy and paperwork. England will have a weak hand when pursuing those elusive trade deals and they will be desperate to sign up to almost anything. England will find they have not taken back control but have given it away – to Trump and the US in particular.

Just one of the many things you are entitled to under EU regulation is compensation if your flight is delayed for operational reasons. Airlines can get out of this if the reason is due to weather conditions and that is reasonable. However some airlines use this excuse without providing evidence of an actual weather condition. You can use one of the claim sites who charge 25%. In a personal case that seemed an easy route but they claimed I did not have a case so I followed up myself.

It is a long story, but a flight that should have taken around 4 hours actually took close to 11 hours so I researched and put my case to the arbiters who determined I had a case. EasyJet submitted no argument against my submission and the adjudicator decided in my favour. It was well worth the time and effort and easyJet eventually paid up a few days ago. Outside the EU much of the protection connected to flying abroad will be lost and it will become more expensive to visit our EU friends. Just one tiny part of the losses never put on the side of a bus.


  1. I voted to leave the Eu I do not want to be in the EU or NATO or the United Nations or a special relationship with America or a union with England I want independence to mean exactly that I mean to get rid of one master and then to take on 27 other masters is a no brainer we can make our own decisions for ourselves with no outside interference from any one else now that is real independence and real power

  2. Blair I assume you are a democrat?

    62% of Scotland voted to stay in the EU. I think you meant Nato when talking about the UN as well.

    We all might want different things after independence. However we all want independence first. We get to vote for what we want after independence not before. No matter what’s on the table you should vote for independence. Would I choose a non sovereign EU with 27 other countries, each being sovereign , or stay with sovereign WM running Scotland outside the EU. Think about it man. You don’t stay in bed with the devil because the door to freedom has a few things you disagree with.


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