by Shelt Garner
Let me begin by I have nothing against the nation of Great Britain. This is just me thinking out loud about something that is somewhat obvious — why does it exist? To most Americans, the UK is like our hometown. We have a sentimental attachment to it. It’s also kinda like a smarter, older relative who occasionally slipped us Playboys when we were younger.
My suggestion as to the possible break up of the UK is twofold. One is, Brexit. The Scots should be allowed to stay in the EU if they want to. As such, they should be allowed to leave the UK as well. As an aside, it’s at least possible that if the United States is having a massive clusterfuck over the 2020 election in late 2020 that the UK’s own Brexit clusterfuck might get thrown into the mix. Or not. Who knows.
Meanwhile, the other thing is, if you look at the map of Europe, the UK is the only multi-ethnic state remaining. The crown is really the only thing keeping the country together at this point. And when Queen Elizabeth II shuffles off this mortal coil, it’s likely the internal forces tearing the UK apart will only accelerate.
The surreal thing about it all is it’s my impression that the Boris Johnson’s government has all but given up trying to keep the country together in the first place.
Anyway, it’s not really my place to worry about such things. Not my country. But it will be quite jarring if the UK doesn’t exist anymore in the next 10 t0 20 years (or earlier.)