Debunking Separatist Myths 1: "Scotland gets what England wants"


AFFG at the launch of our London Town Unionists campaign, 13-11-17.17

AFFG outside Parliament at the launch of our London Town Unionists campaign, 13-11-17.

"Scotland gets what England wants". We hear this a lot from the Scottish Nationalists.

The idea is that the votes of Scotland's MPs at Westminster "do not count", and that "England can outvote Scotland at any time". Therefore, whatever "England" wants, "Scotland" gets.

It is based upon the fact that there are 650 MPs in all the UK, which includes 533 MPs from England, 59 from Scotland, 40 from Wales and 18 from Northern Ireland.

Since the combined vote of "Scotland's MPs" can never outvote "England's MPs", then they argue that it is a waste of time for "Scotland" to be at Westminster.

It is a central theme in their objection to the United Kingdom.