Ironically in the 1975 referendum there were only two areas in the UK that voted against our continued membership and they were both in... yes, you guessed it, Scotland. Sturgeon is clutching at straws and her crusade for so-called IndyRef2 is fatally flawed. Despite all her posturing there is no significant polling shift towards independence. She continually conflates Brexit with an increase in support for independence, but there is simply no evidence for it. This was highlighted recently on the BBC's Question Time where the only Brexit supporter on the panel was also an advocate of Scottish independence - a "Leave Leave" voter you might say. There are also "Remain Leave" voters, "Leave Remain" voters and "Remain Remain" voters. Sturgeon's assumption that every single SNP voter is a hardcore Remainer is just plain daft.
For all his faults we shouldn't dismiss Gordon Brown altogether. As a former British (and Scottish) Prime Minister, he is a valuable asset in the fight to maintain the Union. However, when he conflates Brexit and Scottish independence we've got to call him out on it. After all, we all know that the 2014 Scottish independence referendum was a 'once in a generation' event. The SNP told us this countless times! It's not as if there would be another Scottish referendum any time soon. Sound familiar?