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good article, but the union was unlikely to survive brexit given the disparity between the votes in England against those in Scotland and Ulster.

However, it iscertain that the Union cannot survive Boris; his chaotic short-termism is already creating successive crises to which he has no seeming answer except to run away to Marbella. His posturing over the NIP to distract from his problems in Westminster simply ensures that the UK becomes friendless in the EU, DC and Belfast.

Meanwhile Edinburgh watches and uses it all as a cautionary tale

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Oct 18th, 2021 at 05:35:39 PM EST
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Whether Boris survives for another few months until after the next election is not known at this point, and a new Conservative PM (if they are re-elected) may or may not allow another Scottish referendum. They will have to decide whether NI is worth £12 Billion per annum and all the international opprobrium it attracts. It seems increasingly likely that any future EU/UK settlement - if there is one - will depend on the constitutional status of Northern Ireland being put to a vote.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Oct 18th, 2021 at 07:49:24 PM EST
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