The petitions to kick Scotland out of the UK have backfired quite beautifully

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Thursday 27 October 2016 10:45
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Picture:(Petition Map/Unboxed)

Petitions made by petulant Englishmen and women to kick Scotland out of the UK keep backfiring.

On Wednesday we reported the almost instantaneous hijacking of this petition on 38 Degrees.

The petition, created by Nick Joannou, questioned 'the benefit of the Scots in the Union' and called for them to be booted out of the United Kingdom.

In the world's most predictable outcome, countless pro-independence voting Scots heard about it, and began signing in droves.

Perhaps fearing the success of mutiny, the petition is no longer available on 38 Degrees.

This has not been the first such petition to backfire. On 15 June, Max Barr created this petition on parliament's e-petitions website.

This one called for a referedum to 'Vote Scotland out of the UK'

Scotland had their Referendum to be independent. The SNP want to Remain in the EU against the will of English and Welsh voters. Therefore I believe England, Wales and Northern Ireland should get the chance to have their Referendum to vote Scotland out of the U.K.

The result was, exactly the same. (Just like all the Scottish independence referendums held thus far)

One Twitter user Clare Francesca shared an image from the e-petitions website. The page is a chloropleth, showing what parts of the country the signatures come from.

Oddly enough, a lot of signatures from Falkirk and zero from Daventry.

Picture:(Petition Map/Unboxed)

In fact the majority of Scottish seats (all but 4) had more than 80 signatures each, compared to fewer than 10 signatures in most English seats.

Picture:(Petition Map/Unboxed)

As of midday on Thursday it had received 7,000 signatures. According to parliamentary e-petition rules, if it receives 10,000 signatures the government will respond.

If it reaches 100,000 the petition will be considered for debate in parliament.

The sabotaged voting continues, as the people (mostly the Scottish people) decide whether or not to vote Scotland out of the union.

All of this ignores the fact that some seem to think the constitution works like Big Brother.

To get rid of Scotland text 01.

Brexit or North Sea oil - YOU DECIDE.

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