Sadly I’m coming to the conclusion that after a three hundred year run the UK is probably time expired.
It is now accepted that the UK is four nations somthing that many of us when we started work say 40 years ago was never used as a description of UK.
But now as it seems this is a given how can four nations form a country when each of them is so politically different, England firmly Tory, Wales socialist Labour, NI in the grip of religious fundamentalists, and Scotland clearly different and wanting to be independent.
Maybe rather than acrimonious rowing it’s time for pragmatism to either move to lose federalism (Scots may not accept) or a friendly break up, each nation going its own way.
It’s clear the Wales, Scotland and NI do not want, and will not accept, domination from a Tory run England!
I have a feeling that there is a smallish but growing strand of opinion in England that “we would be better off without the other nations” as said to me by two sets of none politically interested friends recently. They just think England would now be better off on its own.
Controversial I know but maybe realistic?