Monday, March 10, 2014

A contrived equality

In a speech today former Prime Minister Gordon Brown addressed the issue of Scotland's place in the United Kingdom and said:

"...we have got to make for a better relationship between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom, to turn what I would call a unitary and centralised state of the past into a partnership of equals..."

The problem with this is that England and Scotland are not equals.

England has vastly more people, more wealth, more power, more prestige, more assets, more capacity than Scotland.

So how can they be "equal"?

A contrived equality would mean that English people would count for less than Scottish people - and that will not get English agreement.

Especially as the "equality" being proposed by Gordon Brown is on the basis of ethnic regionalism.

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