Listen: For Scotland and Northern Ireland, a Weakening of Ties
"There is Scotland and Northern Ireland places that did not want brexit. Will all of this renew calls for a referendum on Scottish independence. What does this really mean for unity? Well that's a very good point that the UK voted fifty two to forty eight to leave the European Union but the constituent parts of the United Kingdom notably Scotland Northern Ireland voted more or less sixty or sixty five sixty forty sixty five thirty five knots to leave and so to the United Kingdom threatens to become deeply this United Kingdom. You saw that last night and maybe remarkable for your listeners. Out of the fifty nine seats in Scotland Oakland at the Westminster Parliament fifty. Five of them were one by the Scottish National Party which is of course an independence supporting party and so the demand for Scottish independence is going to grow and what you see is a constitutional fight in which the Scottish members of parliament parliament from the Scottish National Party and the government which is the devolved assembly a bit like a stay of the closest equivalent America would be a state government but the Scottish government government which is elected to the devolved parliament in Scotland will be demanding a referendum whereas the Westminster Parliament and the UK government will be saying no. So you'll get to see real strange there and I suppose then it's also important that you mentioned Northern Ireland The hard won peace has been brokered a in large part because so many issues of identity and trade could be subsumed within a European identity. That's no longer possible. And so the the issue of how the mainland of the UK. The Great Britain trades with Northern Ireland. That is going to be a very toxic a source of attention. I fear the great dangerous that some of the worst of the troubles of the sixties and seventies comeback."