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Election in Scotland might undo the U.K.

Nationalists could bring secession

Britons celebrated the wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton by hanging out the Union Jack, from the cliffs of Dover to the Scottish highlands. A week later, the Scottish electorate threatened to make the famous tri-colored flag obsolete.
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May 16, 2011, 7:15 pm
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A fair & balanced article but King James VI of Scotland, I of England inherited the crown of England. It is customary to use the higher title first.

And I am a strong supporter & advocator or an independent Scotland, having had enough of a one sided, corrupt Westminster parliamentary system for too long. The coalition has no vision for the UK while the SNP intends to reindustrialise Scotland on the back of a growing energy sector,

The union is dead. Long live Caledonia.

May 19, 2011, 5:07 am
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This statement is misleading:
“Today the two countries share a seat on the United Nations Security Council, armed forces, the BBC and membership of the European Union. All that could change should Scotland decide to secede”

The representation for these and all other intergovernmental bodies is chosen by the UK Government alone. Scots MPs are less than a tenth of the UK total, the representation is permanently and we would say solely oriented to English interests and aspirations , which increasingly are not shared by Scots.

Scotland has no direct say in international affairs that affect us and in no sense’ shares’ these seats. Lack of a direct voice to protect and enhance Scots interests is one element of the drive to Independence.
And, having some say as a minor player is a vast advance over no say at all.

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