Today irony died: Theresa May says no referendum without knowing what alternative looks like

Warning: this is what it looks like when irony dies. And it’s not pretty.

Outlining the reasons the SNP are calling for another Scottish independence referendum now that Scotland faces the threat of being dragged out of the European single market as well as out of the EU, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon explained:

“Our precious union of nations is the most successful that the world has ever seen… We’ve worked together, we’ve prospered together, we fought wars together. And we have a bright future…. We should be working together, not pulling apart.”

“Now is not the time. This union we have is very precious,” Sturgeon added, pointing out that last year’s referendum wasn’t entirely “fair” : “being asked to make a crucial decision without all the necessary information – without knowing what the future partnership would be, or what the alternative… would look like.”

… WAIT, WHAT ?

It was actually the PRIME MINISTER that just said all that? While RULING OUT a Scottish independence referendum?

For those EXACT reasons?

Apologies…

Today, Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to ITV News, attacking the Scottish National Party’s calls for another Scottish Independence referendum now that Scotland faces the threat of being dragged out of the European single market as well as out of the EU. UK Prime Minister Theresa May explained:

“Our precious union of nations is the most successful that the world has ever seen… We’ve worked together, we’ve prospered together, we fought wars together. And we have a bright future…. We should be working together, not pulling apart.”

“Now is not the time. This union we have is very precious,” May added, pointing out that a Scottish referendum while the outcome of Brexit negotiations remains to be seen wasn’t entirely “fair” : “being asked to make a crucial decision without all the necessary information – without knowing what the future partnership would be, or what the alternative… would look like.”

I’m sorry. Today is the day IRONY OFFICIALLY BROKE. It snapped. Finally cracked under the weight of intense bulls*ht,  – sh*t denser yet more significant than anything irony is designed to work with, bend and bounce back again from.

Irony wasn’t designed to cope with this. It’s truly dead. Theresa May will indeed spend the next two years telling her electorate why the will of the people in a referendum carried out with no understanding what the alternative looks like trumps any genuine concerns, and that leaving their main trading partners is not economic suicide – apart from if they live in Scotland. In which case, the exact opposite of what she just said: people should be genuinely concerned about what will happen in a referendum without knowing what the alternative looks like, and leaving their main trading partners is economic suicide.

Watch – Theresa May actually say this – with no sense of irony whatsoever :

@BenGelblum

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14 Responses

    1. Mavis payne

      Its all a hopeless mess no one knows or has any idea what will come
      I just wish that we were staying in and applaud Scotland for thinking of the future I.n a positive way for all those who could see that trade is premier for- a country to survive and the EU is not going to let UK have its cake and eat it
      There will be a dismal future ahead like restartng a car engine that got cold and very damp

    1. Stephen Branney

      Thats the friggin Point. Its irony because the words would be more suited to Sturgeon and the way Scotland have been treated.

  1. Jamss

    She is actually the worst, zero conviction and no interest in doing the right thing for anyone. She just wants to keep her job. But will screw the uk in the process.

  2. ludo

    a bit of lack of things to say as she repeats the same sentences 4 times in 6 minutes interview with different questions.

  3. David Cooper

    What she said does make sense. In the case of the referendum on the EU, it was impossible to know before the vote what the Brexit resolution would be, and if it all had to be organised before a vote, having the vote afterwards would affect the negotiations, leading to an unfair settlement being reached where the EU would know that they could dictate the result of the vote by not playing ball. There is therefore no way to have a fair referendum on the EU with full knowledge of the end result, so it has to be held with very incomplete knowledge. Scottish “independence” is a different issue entirely. The SNP is right to say that the previous referendum on this is no longer valid due to Brexit, but the exact same will apply to any new referendum on the “independence” issue carried out before all the negotiations between the EU and UK are settled, which means the fairest time to hold a new referendum will be several years from now rather than before the end of this decade, and there is absolutely no excuse for rushing. In each case, the referendum has to be held at the time that makes the result most fair, and that is exactly what May is arguing for.

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