Scotland’s plan for a second referendum to split from Britain, much like the UK's referendum to leave the EU, is a “political theater” as people do not have any control over what the political masters do, says an analyst in London.
Clive Menzies told Press TV on Monday that the EU will be witnessing more cases similar to the Brexit movement among its members by the time it starts negotiations to end Britain’s membership.
Menzies noted that “immigration vs. economics” or “the left vs. the right” are not the key issues in the negotiations as the EU is likely to fall apart before the UK manages to exit.
“The unaccountability of governments is a problem because the people who control the EU also control the British government as much,” he added.
He labeled the phenomenon as “the theater of politics.”
“We have been subjected to the theaters of everybody in the establishment coming out and saying how awful Brexit would be,” he emphasized.
Last year, Britain voted to leave the European Union by a margin of 52 to 48 percent, with the Leave campaigners arguing that the EU had limited their economic freedom.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Monday she will ask permission for a second referendum to split from Britain as London has failed to compromise with Scotland on Brexit.
According to Menzies, Scotland “would be crazy to stay in the EU."
"You've only got to see what has happened to Greece to realize how little power individual nations have within the European Union project."
“Scottish parties will come into trouble politically in terms of their own electoral base when they realize what it entails,” he concluded.