These two women are changing our British history…forever
Editor’s Notes from the UK — No. 2
By Alan Tristram in the UK
It’s fascinating, and chilling, to see how a bitter feud between two leaders can effectively dismember a great country.
British Tory PM Theresa May (left, patronising as only an English Tory can be) and Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, between them hold the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands.
Sturgeon is demanding another vote,soon, on Scottish independence, now that May and her Conservative cronies seem bent on Brexit at any cost.
May is refusing, saying any vote would have to wait until Brexit negotiations, which could go on for years, are complete.
Neither seem willing to back down.
To me, the whole episode brings back memories of Thatcher, who seemed to be universally detested in Scotland.
The English Tories patronise and fail to consult the Scots — and their reward will probably be the final dismemberment of the historic union between England and Scotland.
It’s a tragedy in slow motion. and I feel distinctly uncomfortable, and sad, to see it unfolding.
(Note: The Treaty of Union is the name given to the agreement that led to the creation of Great Britain, the political union of the Kingdom of England (which already included Wales) and the Kingdom of Scotland, which took effect on 1 May 1707. The details of the Treaty were agreed on 22 July 1706, and separate Acts of Union were then passed by the parliaments of England and Scotland to ratify the Treaty and put it into effect. )