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Also an existential crisis for the UK.

Most recent poll out of Scotland has Independence winning 52/48.  Even applying the usual caveats: it's only one poll, margin of error, blah-blah & etc., it seems the emotional attachment to the Union is not so slowly being eroded by a dawning awareness the Scots are heading out of EU membership against their will into a No Deal future by a Tory Prime Minister they despise.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Aug 6th, 2019 at 04:01:39 PM EST
You're kidding of course ... a 2nd backstop??

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Tue Aug 6th, 2019 at 04:28:23 PM EST
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Ain't we got fun!?!

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 at 01:05:16 AM EST
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It will be curious to see how an independent Scotland treats Balmoral Castle regarding taxation and how little England reacts to requests from the Crown to pay Scottish taxes on their vacation home.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Aug 6th, 2019 at 07:56:52 PM EST
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Who says the entire royal family doesn't decamp to Scotland? Sell their property in England to the Russians...
by asdf on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 at 12:27:23 AM EST
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Why not sell Big Ben and turn it into a Trump Tower while you're at it...

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 at 01:03:18 AM EST
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I assume you are saying that as a joke, but Mr Trump has run a real estate business for decades that involves buying distressed properties.

For example, it appears that tours of Big Ben are free, but fill up months in advance. (And are currently suspended until some repairs are complete.) That suggests to any reasonable capitalist that the rate is too low. I bet you could fill up those tours whilst charging UKP 1000 per ticket, if there were a big golden TRUMP sign plastered onto the front.

by asdf on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 at 04:28:26 PM EST
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