Scotland and Northern Ireland rejected leaving the European Union and now only English Conservative MPs will have a say on the terms on which we will be exiting against our will.
Is there anything we can do about this? Not really. In Scotland we can opt to remain in the EU by gaining independence, but short of this we are very much tied to the economic realities of the UK.
Brexiteers have imagined that this success has something to do with the magic and romance of London, that the tourist haunts of Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge have acted as a money tree attracting astronomical sums of money to Britain.
Like every other newly independent country Scotland would have its own currency, and that currency would be valued in relation to the assets and product of the nation.
Europe has smacked technology giant Apple with a whopping €13 billion tax bill, but rather than leaping at the money to address domestic issues like the highest level of homelessness since the Famine Ireland is trying to get Apple back to tax free trading.
Listening to Bernie Sanders we get the impression that we are all middle class now. The mere fact of having a regular income and owning a home makes one a bona fide member of the Middle, but this is a far cry from any real definition of our socio-economic class system.
Banning such practices, legally speaking, sits in the grey area between what has been devolved to the Scottish government and what is under the jurisdiction of Westminster. It is likely that a Scottish ban will be overturned by the Westminster government, effectively also removing the moratorium, and making way for fracking in Scotland.