Did passingly muse that you may be a well educated ex-colonist but i ponder on that. Ulster is not going anywhere and i would also inform you that a number of years ago the Irish republic withdrew from it's constitution any claim on the "5 Counties." You could also have come out with that stuff of Scotland leaving the UK at the last vote on it and even with all the guff did not happen. Scotland not in Gt Britain would be a catastrophe as it would lose the annual subsidy via the Barnett Formula and indeed this year an extra sum passed up to Scotland. Nationalists messed up the police by merging all into one force and created a massive debt. The National Health suffered under them as did education. Regarding Boris Johnston he has an eccentric side but I would remind you that he stormed into office and the Labour Party got it's worst result since before the 2nd World War. That included scrubbing Labour's working class position in North England. Passingly amusing a Yank yakking on here when you consider your country's failing internally as well as internationally. You can waffle nonsensical stances but it shows you ignore America's internal history as well as wanting to fight wars all the time. You might have been well educated but vague of using the grey cells properly!
2. When Scotland leaves what will soon be known as "rump UK, 'rUK' for short) lawfully or you lot get a Catalonia-type situation, how are you going to react and feel about that?
Scotland not in Gt Britain
Well, Colonel! It seems that you are indeed smitten! (Again... Are you still enamored with the Lost Cause?) GB (can I call it "George Bernard?!) -merrie olde England, etc., is a beautiful country, and home to wonderful people; I agree, and I too think it worth saving -- again ! (Throw in Wales and Scotland; Ireland will take care of itself. Remind me if you'd like to read (portions...?) of my uncle's memoir, "Bad Night at the Occidental". He takes the family back to before the New World...But we have important stuff to deal with in the here-and-now.Have you contemplated the trajectory of our politics? I'd ask you to read David Cole's "The Curse of Aaron"? There are few serious thinkers who aren't afraid to write with clarity and cogency...(If I remember correctly, it was you who chided me for reading Taki's Mag... "An actual fascist...!" I think you said. Are you still of the same opinion? -Taki's youth in Greece, what with WW II and everything, is not so very hard to understand.)You have, I hope, finally realized what a boon Lincoln gave us: By refusing to hobble the south and treat its leaders as the laws of war required, he did an amazing thing: He preserved the union -- as best anyone could.And then some fool of an actor shot him...Reconstruction work out well for anyone, without Lincoln's steady hand and stout heart to guide our nation back?! (You know the answer; perhaps you've grown beyond fairy tales...) If only Frederic Douglas's advice had been followed...we might not have the makings of another real insurrection, with our black population presumed to be willing cannon fodder.)Have I given you enough to chew on, Colonel? I'll only add, you do have a regiment, don't you?! (Let's see Howie try to pry into this aspect of the topic...
I wrote a paper nearly a decade ago stating that by 2050, I felt as though the USA would cease to exist. Domestic terrorism, hyperinflation, and overextending foreign entanglements bring the causes. Yes, Lincoln did leave us an excellent situation and we've bungled what he left
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