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.
Outwith the common market the UK now faces both a tariff wall to Europe – making our exports about ten percent more expensive abroad – and a devalued pound – making what we import more costly.
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.
Most places had those dank-looking frustum shaped things and I don’t want anything like that. I’m looking for a globular, light coloured shade that will fill my life with light and joy. Simple.
What Murdo is trying desperately hard to ignore is that the SNP do have a plan, the same plan that it has had since its inception in 1934; full independence for Scotland – leaving the London government to sleep in its own bed.
Right now we are looking down the barrel of Brexit, and anyone can tell you that this is not a road we want to be on. Forget for a moment that Europe has the daggers out for London. We have enough to worry about contemplating what will happen to us in a life shackled to the United Kingdom, with our backs turned to the continent.
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.