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Thanks for diarying this! I saw it this morning and thought it really connects to some interesting issues, but I didn't have time.

Of course, as a resident of one of the oppressed provinces of the North, I have to say that once Scotland and Wales and NI go free we'll really be screwed. Permanent Tory government, focused on propping up the South East no matter what. Not another road, railway or even bridge built north of Watford Gap in England. It's not a pretty future.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Mon Jun 12th, 2006 at 07:20:26 AM EST
How long until the oppressed North's independence movement leads to the rebirth of the Seven Kingdoms?...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jun 12th, 2006 at 07:29:48 AM EST
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Then you'll have to get the regional assemblies.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 12th, 2006 at 07:30:12 AM EST
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Well, yes. Of course, given that by definition it will be a minority issue it make take some time to actually happen. Say, 100 years or so?
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Mon Jun 12th, 2006 at 09:18:37 AM EST
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