Post by Harrison Hill Post by J. J. Lodder Post by Harrison Hill
As an avid Hemingway reader, I know how bitter the
divisions in Spain have been - but us Brits are nevertheless
astonished at what is playing out so close to home.
If the Scots or the Welsh or the Northern Irish want to
go their own way from the UK, how can we possibly prevent
them? What would be the point? If a partner wants to walk out
on you, he or she will walk out.
The Scots, Irish and Welsh only got into the UK
by crushing them again and again and again
until the power to resist it had gone,
That is a very strange thing to write. James I was Scottish,
Henry Tudor was Welsh. If Cromwell took Ireland by force, then
the Irish took it back again by force; beginning with the
1916 Easter Rising.
Yes, and all of the United Kingdom is German nowadays.
Post by Harrison Hill
The UK is held together by consent. Wales, NI and Scotland have
devolved powers; a Scottish referendum recently gave the
Scottish people the right to decide. "The only way you can
remain in the EU, is to remain in the UK", was a slogan
if I remember correctly LOL.
Nowadays, yes, after the crushing had been done,
and accepted as a matter of fact.
You even have the 'crushing of those rebellious Scots' in your anthem,
and shortly after that song was popularised
the crushing was done rather thoroughly at Culloden.
After that Scotland no longer had the military power to resist,
so consent became inevitable,
And about your EU LOL: Remaining in the EU probably decided
the Scottish referendum.
And irony upon irony: The Spaniards had threatened to veto
an independent Scotland as EU member.
After Brexit the Spaniards agreed
that Scotland could remain in the EU after all.
And now they are counting on the EU to banish
an independent Catalonia.
We live in interesting times.