Quite spectacular, eh?
Scotland stumbles on, like most of us, a false construct of pretended identity that is in reality nothing near so clear in its identity as it may wish, like most of us. The United Kingdom is disunited and is anyway a Queendom, but with a Queen who has no powers; and the disunity is in many ways greater between areas like the North-East of England and London than between the North-East of England and Scotland. And there are born and bred Scots who seem much less my fellow men and women than others in such lands as Germany, and Canada, and America, and Russia, and especially Ireland and Iceland and... (others). Nationhood is crumbling, partly due to the very electronic link I am using now, and the good links between us all wherever we are are more important than mere details of in which street or city or country we were born... Obviously?
There may be many like us, Andrew, and in some aeons those like us might even be the majority. Today, in case I were a Scot I'd probably agree, had I not heard some both ambitious and generous young English Tories – would-be leaders of tomorrow – say whilst celebrating tea-time: "Why would they wish to become independant? We [sic] do give them so many rights."Anyway, it's said the wiser heads gives in. Which is why the idiots rule the world.
One overhears many idiots dear Sean, and many of those I overhear are Scots. Idiocy knows no borders.
...and anyway, take some comfort from the fact that the hordes of Scottish MPs that will now still travel to Westminster will make the electoral triumph of those Tories you speak of considerably less likely. Ach... We take away so much from them why would they not want us to leave? Hmm
Ach, what comfort were to be found in the alternatives, Andrew?
Oh... and such a nice Germanic sky too, obviously.
The best idea I heard was that the UK Parliament be moved to Holyrood.Wonderful picture!
Hollywood would be nice, too. :)It was a wonderful view. Developing and changing almost from second to second.
Nature always plays the Trump card ;-)
Nature does not play dice . . . :)
Hmm.... And how does Sean know that, I wonder, for most of those who investigate it deeply do not know whether it does or does not.
Sounds Sean's a braggadocian, eh? In fact he does know (almost) nothing.
Seanso knows much more about knowing nothing, however, than the amount that many others don't even know they don't know.