Scotland’s Brexit

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As the only school in Scotland, we feel like we should share our perspective.

When the UK voted to leave the EU, 68% of Scotland voted to stay. Now we are leaving, we think that Brexit may be paving the way for an independent Scotland. Many Scottish voters were not happy with result, and some people might have felt ignored by the government.

But, even if Scotland left the UK to join the EU, we would not get nearly as good a deal as before. We think that the UK had a perfectly good deal as part of the EU and we can’t understand why Theresa May couldn’t accept that. What do you think?

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg energetic_rock | New Horizons Children's Academy
    01 Apr 2019

    Do you have any evidence to back up your point?

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg creative_starfruit | New Horizons Children's Academy
    01 Apr 2019

    I agree with you that the UK had a good deal as part of the UK but not everyone does. The referendum showed that more people in the UK did not want to stay in the EU so she had to listen to them.


    Although lots of people in Scotland want to stay, there are lots of people in England that want to stay too. In Belfast, 71.1% of people wanted to stay, in Gibraltar, 95.9% of people wanted to stay and in Lambeth 78.6% of people wanted to stay so it is not just Scottish voters that were not happy with the result and you have to remember 32% of Scotland want to leave too and will feel disappointed and ignored if Scotland got to stay in the EU.

    I think the best thing to do is take another vote and have a referendum again because of the lies and lack of information which was unfair. If we have another vote then it will be completely different and then maybe you won’t feel ignored by the government.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      creative_starfruit's comment 01 Apr 2019

      Well done for using evidence to support your response.

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg good_moth | New Horizons Children's Academy
    01 Apr 2019

    I understand what you are saying as I believe we should stay in the European Union,but just because most of Scotland wanted to stay and we are leaving why do you feel ignored by the government? Is this because you didn’t get your way? Because even though lots of Scotland didn’t want to leave,most of the whole country wanted to leave. Do you think if we had to stay in th EU you wouldn’t feel ignored? Because the government will still take Scotland’s vote either way,but I think you just feel ignored because most of Scotland did not get their way. Is this true? Or is there another reason you feel ignored?

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg genius_duck | New Horizons Children's Academy
    01 Apr 2019

    I think your opinion is good and the vote was confusing for some of the people in the UK. And some of the people think the UK should leave but some don’t want to leave the EU . But the people in the UK was confused by some of the MP because they tell the people that the UK will get more money if we leave the EU.

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg considerate_grasshopper | New Horizons Children's Academy
    01 Apr 2019

    I agree with you: Scotland is also part of the UK, and most of Scotland voted to stay. The deal we had before with the EU was very good, but Theresa May isn’t actually in charge of this! In fact, it was David Cameron who actually decided to do the vote on if we should leave the EU or if we should remain over 2 years ago. It was direct democracy, and once the majority voted to leave, it meant we had to leave. Now, as we should leave (the Brexit date is getting extended many times) we can see how this will affect the UK. The members of the Parliament have disagreed to every deal suggestion from Theresa May. In this case, I disagree with your post, because May is only trying to fulfil her job - with difficulty.

    Also, I understand how people may have felt ignored by the government; if your voice was not heard, you would also feel rejected. In addition, the voters got false information before the vote - people thought if we left the EU, the NHS would get more money. On the other side, the majority did vote to leave. Therefore, it could be fair.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      considerate_grasshopper's comment 01 Apr 2019

      Clearly explained reasons - well done!

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_wombat | Morley Newlands Academy
    15 Apr 2019

    I think we should not leave the EU and i aggree that we have a good deal in the EU.

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