With a new SNP First Minister, Humza Yousaf, replacing Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland, the horny old question of Independence continues to raise its very ugly head North of the border. Scottish Labour Party leader Anas Sarwar isn't happy with Yousaf and his 'breakaway' credentials, and wants a pukka general election. They're never happy up there.
In Northern Ireland the security alert level has recently been raised to 'severe', as the Catholic terrorists plan more attacks to further their aim of quitting the Union.
So that just leaves the Welsh, whose 'second-home burning' has been on hold for a while. But we should probably expect more soon.
It has always been said in England that the other members of the Union hate us in proportion to how much the English donate to their economies. We give most per capita to the Irish, so they hate us the most, and try to kill us. Second comes Scotland, who hate us just a little less; and show that mostly by just throwing insults. And finally the least per capita (still a huge amount) goes to the Welsh, who just hate us 'a bit'.
N Ireland, Scotland, and Wales all have their own national parliaments. England doesn't, so lets put things right.
To solve all these feelings of unpleasantness, I suggest that England now declares UDI (Universal Declaration of Independence), and leaves the other three members of the Union to go it alone as a triad. They obviously think they know how to do things better than the English, so let's give them the opportunity to prove themselves right!
They could control their own finances with their own central banks, money, etc. They could raise their own taxes. Run their own health, education, and social security systems. And devise their own systems for law and order. All English owned businesses would return home, and each country could start again from scratch to suit their needs.
Of course, without the financial help from Westminster they would probably fall-flat on their faces at the first hurdle, but if that's what they want, they should not be deprived.
England, on the other hand would return Westminster to being an ENGLISH parliament, and without the huge expense of the troublesome trio, could only go from strength to strength.
Mister Chairman; I PROPOSE THE MOTION!
A slimmed down Westminster with just English MPs would still, unfortunately, be filled with moronic imbeciles hell bent on economic destruction in the name of Net Zero.ReplyDelete
You are right, there will always be one side of the house who wish to raise standards all round, and the other side who wish to dumb-down. Sadly such is life!Delete
. . . and no English national costume, either ;-)ReplyDelete
It's a disgrace!Delete
I've often thought of that same idea...English Independence with an English Parliament. Then perhaps the other members of the Union might realize how important we were to them.ReplyDelete
The swearing in of the new Muslim Scottish Leader Hamza Yousaf this week looked quite bizarre to me. Was he trying to provoke the Scottish Establishment being attired in full Pakistani national costume. I half thought he might turn out in a Scottish kilt to appease the Electorate...but no. It didn't happen.
The feedback on twitter yesterday regarding his appearance was quite toxic, with many saying that it was the politicians that voted him in....NOT the Scottish Electorate.
I must have missed his attire. Yes a Kilt would have gained him more friends.Delete
English Independence is (of course) tongue-in-cheek, but as you say it would make the other three countries realise how lucky they are.
Oh dear, think of all the battles fought in the past, all the angst to unite the three as one. Think how much it would cost to build high walls along each boundary. To start with perhaps it's time to finish Hadrian's Wall?ReplyDelete
And to dig Offa's Dyke even deeper!Delete
Next time I pop over to visit my sister ,do I need to apply for a visa?ReplyDelete
No. There will special dispensation for the IOM and Wight.Delete
Stretching it a bit further. What about devolution for Cornwall, I think they had a separate parliament at one stage ;) And definitely the North should break free as well, with Mercia in between.ReplyDelete
And The Kingdom of Sussex will certainly break away.Delete
One thing in the independents favour is they don't believe in Brexit.ReplyDelete
Whether or not they would meet the requirements for renewed membership, is another question!Delete
People do not realize what they have until they no longer have it. A breakup would certainly prove this.ReplyDelete
And then they'd say it was all England's fault.Delete
Your comment above is correct, whatever goes wrong in Scotland is always England's fault, I speak as someone who lived there for 25 years.ReplyDelete
We have become the 'Whipping Boy' of the UK+NI.Delete