I wanted to see if I could translate Winnie Ewing’s famous words “Stop the world, Scotland wants to get on” into a language everyone in the world can understand. The little Scottish Eye’s silent comic series seems to lend itself to this purpose I thought 🙂
Part two of three.
UPDATE: Hi guys, I’ve decided not to finish this comic, so I shall not be creating a part three. This is because of how poorly received this comic has been. After posting it on Reddit, I received a great deal of backlash concerning me over exaggerating the wickedness of Tories as well as complaints of “now you’re just making stuff up.” Along with the usual insults including those that I can’t draw (yeah, I know) and that my handwriting is terrible (again, I know).
To clarify what this comic was supposed to be, it was meant to be a three parter, after seeing yet more people hurting from sanctions, and Tories saying that we should just stop listening to the Scots and kill off the Barnett formula (the same old rhetoric), I wondered what would happen if they just kept on going trampling people until there was no one left to trample. I stress that I do realise this is not something that is going happen, it was an absurdism. Upon having this thought, it then moved on to this scene of May and Johnson looking over the rubble and reminiscing over the good times of trampling people when they still could. The thought made me chuckle, I thought it’d make a funny comic. Apparently, I was wrong.
After this was made apparent to me, I’ve chosen not to bother with the final punch line six panels because, honestly, after so much being told off, I just don’t have the motivation or enthusiasm anymore. Besides, I have a joke in my head involving popcorn and that seems much funnier than what’s going on in Westminster right now.
Well, we’ve been told “Brexit means Brexit” by the new Prime Minister in London, and we’ve been told there can be “no separate Scottish EU deal” by the new Chancellor in London. Two people Scotland didn’t vote for, insisting on decisions Scotland didn’t vote for. So really, there is only one choice they are forcing us to make, whether we want it or not.
I really wasn’t sure whether to include France in this or not, but ultimately decided that they haven’t outright said they won’t accept us, just said they’re not ready to negotiate with us while the situation remains as us being part of the UK. That, and I just kind of hope France will ultimately see us as a friend soon 🙂
I keep hearing nonsense from some persistent No/Leave voters saying Scotland needs to “respect the result of the 2014 referendum.” It’s annoying, it’s insulting. We DO respect the result of the 2014 referendum, we respect that a majority of Scots voted No. We lost by 55% and we respect that. But here’s the thing. The 2014 referendum was for independence from a country that no longer exists. As of last week, the United Kingdom that 55% of Scots chose to be part of, no longer exists. This isn’t a do over referendum we’re calling for, it’s a whole new one, one we’ve never voted in before.
UPDATE: 16 March 2017 – I’ve updated this one to use more colour than it did before and have added shadows. I’ve also added text to the final panel as there seemed to be a lot of confusion as to what this comic was trying to show when I first published it.
Anyone else wondering where the plan was for Brexit? Seems like after years of campaigning, UKIP or the Leave campaign would have at least had something written down on what comes next.
UPDATE: Yep, it’s been pointed out to me that I’ve managed to put 49% and 52%, which of course doesn’t add up. Stupid me, I was rounding and I got it wrong, it was 1AM when I was drawing this one XD I’m correcting it and will have a new version up in a couple of hours hopefully.
UPDATE 2: Done, corrected to say 48%. Whoops.