To Enhance Friction?
Most of Oldrightie's lifetime remembrance was always for the United Kingdom's fallen. Soon we shall all be subsumed into a Federal States of Europe. Just look at the speed of momentum these unelected bureaucrats are stealing our wealth and our Islands. (weep) The guys in the trenches of the first world war, the aircraft over Germany in the second and on the beaches of Normandy, never queried their mates citizenry credentials and dump them in the mire if they were Scottish, English, Welsh or Irish. As a Union The British, rightly or wrongly, built an Empire, invented stuff and were great. Then somebody decided it should be fractured again and devolution was created. All the time the history, camaraderie and union of an Island's tribes and their history was re manufactured. Guess what, in the image of a federation. We are preached at to celebrate diversity and embrace cultures from all over the world except our own! I tell you what, I'd rather be governed by a Scot than a Belgian, any day. Even worse, a Kermit or a Kraut!
It saddens me the waste of time and energy we are spending through devolution whilst, with a knowing smirk, The EU gobbles up our neighbour across the Irish waters, in a blatant, daylight grab on their sovereignty. You know, one day Eire might long for the embrace of The UK, should it tighten its Union and repel the EU hordes. I can dream, can't I, that The UK might rise up as one against European Integration? Or is is that the Scots would prefer a Rompuy as their President than some English lover of his home Islands and The Union of its people?