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Patrick Doyle • 2 months ago

I suppose after Brexit is done, be it hard or soft (Crystal ball anybody) Scotland will take back control and vote to become independent in the near future. As for Wales the government there will get more powers. And for Northern Ireland, the island of Ireland is one entity in all but name. The Covid-19 has shown up the fault lines of the UK , but the breakup will take a few years to sort out. After all the Acts of Union when England and Scotland came together in 1707 a lot will have to be disentangled and it will take time.

Maz • 2 months ago

That would be great, as then the tax burden in England would reduce enormously. However, throughout all history, when countries were given the opportunity to gain independence, only one has ever voted not to get Independence. Scotland. And the Scottish Government, in a White Paper of 2013, stated that the vote was a "once in a generation opportunity to follow a different path".

Patrick Doyle • 2 months ago

You make a fair point Maz in regard to Scotland. As we all know however, when it comes to politics nothing is written in stone, look at party manifesto’s for example. As for referendums, in regard to independence not quite right, New Caledonia (1987) Bermuda (1995) rejected independence, small island countries admittedly.

steve kane • 2 months ago

Its about time England gave in to Scotland and Wales & gve them the independance they crave as long as it is full independance and they dont rely on ENGLAND to provide things cuch as a Army,navy,or airforce.Or bailouts regarding finance they both seem to want to out do England over COVID 19 and run it there own way so lets give them FULL inependance and then perhaps they will NOT have to rely on ENGLAND for anything.

Julie drewls • 2 months ago

Steve, are you always drunk when you type ?

I've corrected you bad spelling and grammar.

gve *(give)*

cuch *(such)*

a Army (it's An Army)

navy *(Navy)*

airforce (*Airforce)

there *(Their)*

inependance *(independence)*

_redrob_ • 2 months ago

You missed a few other things out of your list, Julie, such as "Its", "dont", "out do", "lets".
Don't look at some of his other posts - this is actually one of his best!!

steve kane • 2 months ago

You a vey good friend of DREWLS are you or are you just another TROLL

Julie drewls • 2 months ago

"you a vey good friend" ?

Been on the sauce already Steve ?

_redrob_ • 2 months ago

To coin a phrase from The Fast Show, "Of course, I was vey, vey drunk".
And NO, I'm not a TROLL. And stop SHOUTING almost every other WORD.

Speakthetruth • 2 months ago

The implementation has been and continues, even today, to be a dog's dinner! The UK Government only speaks for England, not Scotland or Wales or Northern Ireland. The relaxation of Quarantine only applies to England. France is still imposing a 14 day Quarantine on UK arrivals at its end. Carry On Abroad!

_redrob_ • 2 months ago

Check your facts before posting! France isn't imposing 14-day quarantine UNLESS you're showing symptoms. Everybody else is fine...…
Call yourself "Speakthetruth"????? How ironic!

Speakthetruth • 2 months ago

FCO website states "Arrivals from the UK and some other countries are asked to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in mainland France".

_redrob_ • 2 months ago

You're conflating two different scenarios. There is currently a tit-for-tat quarantine requirement in France, albeit described by them as "voluntary".
In the context of this article, however, in line with the UK's decision to ease quarantine requirements from 10th July on return to the UK, the French are also on the same date withdrawing the need to quarantine on arrival from the UK.