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The End of the United Kingdom?

The UK electorate has judged its political class and found it lamentably wanting. Saddled with an electoral system from the century before last, on Thursday 6 May it condemned its politicians, who had treated the electorate with nothing but contempt, to form a coalition government.

The so-called British ‘democratic’ system has so far always meant that some 20% of voters were never represented. Little wonder then that at least another 30% of the electorate do not even bother to vote. Perhaps this time is now coming to an end, as electoral reform at last approaches and the UK enters the twentieth century.

Today the UK is ruled by a government, which for the first time in over sixty years actually represents more than 50% of the population. Today the UK is ruled by a coalition for the first time since the Second World War. This is apt, for the UK today faces a war crisis. This war is the war of debt, created by the utter financial incompetence and Soviet-style bureaucracy of thirteen years of Labour regimes, prepared by the irresponsible deregulation of previous Conservative regimes.

This coalition may mean a return to the old system of Whigs and Tories, Liberals and Conservatives, which was brought down by the destruction of the First World War, when the Liberal Party was replaced by the Labour Party. In any case, the ‘New Labour’ experiment is in ruins and the Labour Party divided and discredited for many years to come at least. Few will forget how it involved the UK in costly, futile and immoral foreign wars.

History appears then to be unwinding. This is no more so than in the smaller countries of the United Kingdom, which is increasingly a Disunited Kingdom. The Conservative Party has virtually no legitimacy in independence-prone Scotland, little in Wales and does not exist in Northern Ireland – though it does have Unionist allies there. The Liberal Democrat Party is in a similar position in all three countries. On the other hand, if Scotland, followed sooner or later by Wales and Northern Ireland, were to turn their present limited autonomy into full independence, the Labour Party would never be able to reach government.

Indeed, some question why Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish MPs are even allowed to sit in the London Parliament, when they have their own Parliaments in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. Some would like to see the London Parliament, the Palace of Westminster, transformed into an English Parliament, which at present does not even exist.

Are we coming to the end of the Union? If we are, then surely it means that four countries will at last be freed from British Union tyranny. However, will they in turn be freed from European Union tyranny? This remains to be seen, especially given the incredibly naivety of the Liberal Democrats regarding the European Union and the present tendencies of the globalist project of World Union.

1/14 May 2010

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