The Tories would now rather face Scottish independence than fail to deliver Brexit

For Conservative Leavers, the 312-year-old Union between England and Scotland is secondary to the need to leave the EU at all costs. 

Here, from the perspective of a certain type of Scot — let’s call him the despairing Unionist — is how the United Kingdom currently looks.

We are about to have yet another Old Etonian prime minister, chosen for us by an ageing, Jag-driving, 19th-hole-bothering Conservative gerontocracy with an imperial twitch and a growing passion for a no-deal Brexit.

The Old Etonian in question is the most cartoonish example of the caste: an entitled, amoral chancer who has...
source: New Statesman

2019-06-17 13:02
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