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Scots Whae Hae [Apr. 22nd, 2015|10:22 am]
Tony Grist
I'm thinking Scottish independence is inevitable now. The SNP looks set to sweep the country and all the established parties are going on about how the Nats mustn't be allowed to have any say in British as opposed to strictly national politics and how Nicola Sturgeon is the most dangerous woman in the world- thereby insulting and denigrating the Scots and making them even bolshier than they were before.  Personally, I'm not longer sure what the Union is meant to be for- and if the Scots want to live in a pocket sized socialist Utopia I don't see why they shouldn't (actually i rather fancy living in one of those myself.)  I think small nations are the future. We're seeing it all over; the empires and federations are under internal pressure- and likely to bust apart. I don't expect the UK to last out my lifetime- or the European Union. As for the United States and China as presently constituted, well, I'm pretty ignorant about conditions on the ground- but I keep getting these reports...
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[User Picture]From: glitzfrau
2015-04-22 10:14 am (UTC)
Really? The rebels of eastern Ukraine don't want a splinter state, they want federation with Russia, and equally ISIS wants a unitary caliphate with as large a remit as possible.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-04-22 10:30 am (UTC)
I think both views are possible. The reality on the ground is almost certainly messier than we have any means of knowing.
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