In 2014 the Scottish people voted against leaving the UK and for remaining part of the UK.
Last year we in Scotland having committed to take decisions like brexit as part of the UK agreed to leave the EU. As such whilst Scotland rejected the SNP’s call for Scottish self-determination, the UK chose a path of self-determination.
Anyone who has been in a small rowing boat, understands the simile of “rocking the boat”: only one person can move around with risk tipping everyone into the brink. If Scotland had agreed with the SNP to leave the UK then we would have expected the rest of the UK to retain a level of stability and try to stop “rocking the boat” during the difficult transition process as Scotland left the UK.
In contrast, I have watched with absolute horror as the SNP have done all they possibly can to “rock the boat” clearly without concern for the economic interests of the rest of the UK. I have watched with absolute horror as nationalists engaged in a campaign of hate against the English and those voting Brexit labelling us all “Xenophobes”.
We need a government of national unity. Unfortunately, the Labour party is in a mess, as is UKIP (a pity) so as a party, the only ones who seem to understand the need for national unity are the Tory party.
As such I have reluctantly, and for the sake of national unity, decided to join the Tory party to do all I can to ensure that we get the strong government we need to take us through Brexit.