OK, the whole Scottish Independence referendum gag left a lot of the English and Welsh bent out of shape. Started seeing a lot of Cross of Saint George flags in place of the Union [of 1717] Jack. I wonder what role all of this nationalist reaction played in the “Leave” vote on Brexit?
Really bad idea, not least because it will not stand for very long. The vote was old people against young people. So, soon enough, the old people will auger-in and the young people will want to re-apply to the EUwww!
Doesn’t mean that the old people don’t have a real grievance. The EU is run by “Eurocrats,” not by democratically-elected politicians. OK, democracy is flawed and lame. Still, it’s democracy.
OK, let/push Norn Iron inna independence, boyo. NI’s population is 1.87 million people. Southern Iron’s population is 4.78 million people. (Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the population of Slovenia is 2 million people and change!) Historically, the two societies have hated each other. However, “Home Rule” no longer means “Rome Rule” as it did for most of the period of Irish nationalism. Good thing, too. I suppose that you can thank the Catholic Church–and all its departures from our normative behavior–for that. The Easter Accords haven’t worked out perfectly by any means, but there have been twenty years of relative peace and prosperity within the context of the European Union. Anyway, if the Republic were to make some kind of generous offer to Northern Ireland, then perhaps Northern Ireland would respond. In a big hurry. This would end the whole “back-stop” issue. Perhaps, Eire really doesn’t want 26 + 6 = 32. Integration would be fast and complicated. Maybe better to just take a deep breath and let it cook. While the most democratic society in Europe comes apart at the seams. Leave everyone with the French, the Germans, the Italians, and the Poles.