Scotland’s Long Farewell – International

Scotland's Long Farewell - International

Independence is the central promise of the Scottish National Party (SNP). But farewell will not be as easy as Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon makes. The question of independence from the United Kingdom divides Scotland considerably.

The Duke of Wellington’s statue in the port city of Glasgow symbolically reflects Scottish resentment with the authorities of distant London: the Duke was a British prime minister in the 19th century, but above all he was a representative of the conservative Tories and thus Represents how many Scots don’t like it. That’s why he’s been wearing an orange and white rubber cap on his head for years—a traffic cone. The cap is routinely removed by the officers and the joke returns a night later. Reportedly, the game of cat and mouse costs the authorities over 10,000 francs each year.

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants to capitalize on the resentment towards London. She promises a second vote on independence. On the other hand, Barney Crockett, Lord Mayor of the oil city of Aberdeen, warned: Brexit is a small blow compared to the problems separating Scotland from the rest of Britain.

Report from the torn country.


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