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Unlike England and Wales, the majority of Scotland voted to remain in the E.U. (Northern Ireland also voted to remain in the EU) in the 2016 “Brexit” vote. Unfortunately for Scotland, England is a larger country with more voting regions, meaning Scotland is being unhappily dragged out of the EU by its neighbors to the South.
Scotland’s highest court, consisting of three judges, recently ruled it was unlawful and unconstitutional for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to shut down parliament in order to push through a no-deal Brexit, meaning the U.K would abruptly leave the EU on Oct. 31, with no agreement on the U.K.-EU relationship going forward.
The court’s ruling upset Brexiters, or those who voted in favor of leaving the EU, thus setting off the #FuckOffScotland hashtag.
“It’s definitely time for a Scottish Independence vote, on which ALL British citizens should be able to vote on #fuckoffscotland,” one presumed British citizen wrote.
It's definitely time for a Scottish Independence vote, on which ALL British citizens should be able to vote on #fuckoffscotland— Notch Johnson (@TheEUIsDone) September 11, 2019
Please ask your MP.— Caygee (@Bedo76) September 13, 2019
Ditch the freeloaders.#fuckoffscotland
Though, it seems, Scots have taken the power back from the phrase. “I think most Scottish people would be quite delighted to,” Twitter user @chris_m_h wrote.
Since Scottish courts decided that Boris Johnson’s request to the Queen to suspend parliament was illigal, #FuckOffScotland is trending amongst annoyed Brexiteers.— Chris Houston (@chris_m_h) September 12, 2019
I think most Scottish people would be quite delighted to. pic.twitter.com/fQ5e6TEwXq
I love how #Fuckoffscotland was supposed to be a thing against us and most of the posts are actually Scottish people supporting it! 😂— Andrew MacLeod (@AGIJM1) September 12, 2019
Nae hate here. Please kick us oot. It's the only way you'll get yer Brexit lol 🏴#Scotland #Brexit #ItsTime
#fuckoffscotland Happy to.— GrahamBell #DissolveTheUnion (@grazzar09) September 12, 2019
Yer welcome to yer insular, small minded little England that nobody gives a fuck about
In 2014, Scotland held a referendum in which Scots voted on whether or not Scotland should become an independent country rather than being a country within the U.K.–and 55% of voters decided against Scottish independence. But, at the time, Scottish voters weren’t facing an imminent Brexit as they are today.
Many Scots pointed out that they actually did want to “f*ck off” in the form of another independence referendum in 2016, after the Brexit vote, but were shot down by the British government in 2017.
So, when you tell Scots to “f*ck off,” their answer is likely to be along the lines of, “We’re flippin trying mate,” as Twitter user @EilidhHannan put it.
Because Westminster fought so hard for a no vote in 2014 and “won’t let” us have another. For real. You guys should ask for a referendum and vote us out. #fuckoffscotland— B1G R4Y (@RayMcG69) September 13, 2019
We’re flippin trying mate.— Eilidh Hannan (@EilidhHannan) September 12, 2019
Apparently #fuckoffscotland is a thing now.— Stuart Forbes 🇪🇺 (@StuartForbes1) September 12, 2019
Where do I start?
Make us? We're working on it? Ha ha, you're so adorable right now, like a puppy that's learnt to bark?
There's just so much potential to this one 😂😂😂😂🏴🏴🏴🏴
Apparently in England #fuckoffscotland is a thing. WE WOULD IF WE COULD YOU MISERABLE CUNTS— Gavin M (@MediumGavin) September 12, 2019
#fuckoffscotland is trending. England... if you love us let us go. If we don’t come back we were never yours to begin with— NicAnndra (@NicAnndra) September 12, 2019
The Scottish Brexity yoons are crying in an Orange Lodge somewhere and the English Nationalists are in full meltdown and are have got #fuckoffscotland trending.— NoTimorousBeastie (@NotTimorous) September 12, 2019
Siobhan Ball is a historian, archivist, and journalist. She also writes for Autostraddle and bi.org