The failure of the Scottish National Party (SNP) to secure victory in a referendum on independence Thursday provided Canadians with a chance to relentlessly mock their own country's separatists.
As poll after poll came in showing a resounding victory for the "No" side in Scotland's vote, many Twitter users turned their attention to Québec separatists' own failed attempts at breaking their province away from Canada.
Numerous Twitter users reflected on the simplicity of the ballot in the Scottish vote, compared to the complicated question that Canadians were asked in 1995.
Quebec's 1995 referendum question: 43 words.September 19, 2014
— David McGuffin (@mcguffindavid) September 19, 2014
Others opted to simply make fun of the separatists.
Sorry, Parti Québécois. We all know this was really your loss. #indyref— Robyn Urback (@RobynUrback) September 19, 2014
Still others were more polite, reflecting on the future of the SNP by examining what happened to the PQ.
SNP might run into same problem as the Parti Québècois: If you lose the referendum, what is your party's mission now? #indyref— Eric Kleefeld (@EricKleefeld) September 18, 2014
The provincial Parti Québécois (PQ) had liaised with the SNP for years prior to the vote, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. SNP members were even present for the 1995 referendum, which ended in a thin victory for the "Non" side.
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