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Celtic Nationalism And English Cash

by | 1st, June 2007

WHY do so many Scots, Northern Irish and Welsh want to leave the UK? (At least that’s what their drum-banging leaders tells us.)

Simon Jenkins says:

Where is the heart of the new “nationalism” sweeping Britain’s Celtic fringe? So far it has seemed little more than a bid to spend British subsidies more generously than the English can. The Scots revel in freeing their students and elderly of fees. The Welsh give away prescriptions. Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams refuse to speak to each other until their mouths are stuffed with English gold. This is pocketbook devolution. Read the nationalist manifestos and they are little more than shopping lists. Take away the British exchequer and I sense they would collapse like scarecrows without sticks.

What good could come of breaking up the United Kingdom?

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