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Scottish independence inside the EU would also solve the problem of the border down the Irish sea - at least as far as N. Ireland and Scotland is concerned. Of course it will create a border along parts of Hadrian's wall, or should we now call it Boris' wall?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Sep 16th, 2020 at 01:40:49 PM EST
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Hadrian's wall

Does this mean that you expect Boris (intentionally, of from ignorance) to give us a big chunk of England? Does Scotland even want it?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 16th, 2020 at 01:45:23 PM EST
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Does any part of England, North of Oxford, interest Boris?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Sep 16th, 2020 at 01:48:55 PM EST
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North and West of Oxford are the Cotswolds, which are prime Tory shire land. So that will definitely interest Johnson.

He loses interest when the industrial Midlands start, which more or less means north of Coventry. Although there's another Tory enclave north of Leeds, with York, Harrogate, and the other posher parts of Yorkshire.

Workington Man was an election persona picked to typify Brexit-voting Labour supporters and the Red Wall, and the Red Wall tends to live on the deprived working class edge of these Tory utopias - the towns where Thatcher destroyed the industrial jobs in the 80s and the Tories blamed the survivors for their own poverty.

Then the Tories decided to blame the EU instead, and the rest is history.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Sep 16th, 2020 at 06:29:05 PM EST
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