“it’s too soon – I explained to the saleswoman at the gift shop of the famous Edinburgh castle – a centuries-old fortress, where at first repulsed the assaults of the English, the Scots, and then was serving his sentence, the supporters of the American revolutionary movement. But people are overwhelmed, Scotland hard, “brickset” – it’s certainly a sad day for us.”
British authorities will close the border for cheap labor
departure from Europe, if you listen to the statements of the largest in the local Parliament the Scottish national party, will be the Edinburgh disaster that will result in huge economic losses, will be deprived of a wonderful future for generations to come, and, most importantly, will deal a severe blow to the rights of the Scots.
“In Scotland, 62 per cent of residents voted against “brekzita”, but we are still forced to pull out from the EU. Yes, it was a national referendum, but listen: we are living with much less people than in the same England, which is the most voted for secession (Scotland is home to only five million people, and in England is 55 million. – Approx. “RG”). Is it justice with this ratio of population to calculate the average value for their votes? Is this democracy?” – resented by my companion. Wishing me a good holiday and blessed, and she went back to her duties, and I went to Pricess street, the main artery of the Scottish capital.
This phrase – “let’s see what happens next” – I have heard in Scotland, not once
the shop I saw immediately – it was squeezed between the larger counterparts. I probably would not have noticed if not pasted in the window a poster with a painted face of Boris Johnson and the caption: “I’ll give you hard “brickset”. It was a store of jokes with funny greeting cards, pictures, toys, mugs and other Souvenirs. My attention was drawn to a stand that was all over… with the Donald Trumps and Therese Mei in different “roles” from pipe cleaners for the toilet to soft toys, designed for dogs who have itchy teeth. On the shelf below stood a blue mug with gold stars as on the flag of the EU, and signed in the centre: Brexsh#t. Without thinking I took one for memory – and went to the counter.
Great choice! – I grinned the salesgirl.
– I see you are not very favor “brakit”, I said.
Johnson declared war VVS
Oh Yes, terribly unfair. But let’s see what will happen next, she said with a wink, and gave me my purchase.
Subsequently, this phrase – “let’s see what happens next” – I happened to hear in Scotland more than once. Mostly, of course, the talk of secession from the EU and a possible second referendum on secession from the United Kingdom. One has already passed in 2014, and then 55 percent of Scots voted against. But as soon as London began to prepare to leave the European Union, from Edinburgh were heard threatening to hold a referendum again. These threats do not cease and today. And let the vote sort of like the law to obtain official permission London, stimulated, and feeling himself slighted Scots this, it seems, did not stop. The first Minister of the Alba (that is the name of Scotland in Gaelic) Nicola Sturgeon promised this time to achieve resolution through the courts, that in today’s Britain, in General, does not seem quite so a losing move, given how recently the country’s Supreme court acknowledged the wrongful acts of their own Prime Minister ahead then suspended the work of Parliament.
I’m sure this year we get the chance – told me my guide Alex, we rode to Edinburgh and the surrounding area (name changed). This time for trial the court is to draw all possible historical documents, where somehow you can find the confirmation that Scotland has the right to decide their fate. I heard that even going to contact Arbatskay Declaration of 1320, which prescribed the independence of Scotland from England.
it’s been so much time after all your wars for independence, attempts to gain sovereignty… is not a relic of the past? I asked.
– You know about the battle of Culloden? It was during the second Jacobite rebellion. Then in 1746, the Scottish highlanders who supported the exiled dynasty of Stuart, fought for the “redcoats” (troops of the British crown. – Approx. “RG”) in the hope that they’ll be able to independence. Then the British won and the madness truly began. We were forbidden to wear kilts, speak in their native Gaelic tongue, to be in possession of any weapons. The commander of the English troops of the Duke of Cumberland the nickname “butcher” for the persecution and repression that he made. Calculate how much time has passed since then, and many Scots still can’t forgive the London what happened.
After Brexit: “We will not tolerate people who don’t speak English”
Just a few days after this conversation, I got to the battlefield of Culloden, near the Northern town of Inverness. Now here is a Museum where the details tell and show exactly how the battle was going on. On the field you can walk freely and even to come here with the dogs just behind them need to be removed. Specifically for this purpose along the paths placed in a special urn. About the massacre remind just stuck in the ground almost three hundred years the stones scratched on them the names of clans whose sons have laid their heads on this place. Time made them inconspicuous, many easily overlooked in the grass.
In another tour of the Scottish highlands I went to the group tour guide by the name of Craig with whom we talked not only about the independence of Alba, but also on Russia.
– to be honest, I don’t think that London will allow us to hold another referendum, which this time will certainly give him on the nose. But never say never. The laws are changing. Let’s see what happens – told me Craig.
– You are already so long lived with the British side by side, it is still not used, not used? I asked.
No. Many are set against London, a sincere wish of independence.
– why we have to run the Parliament, which sits thousands of miles away? They are strangers to us. If our streets will appear in English. – here Craig pretended that spits on the ground. – He will not be welcome here. The British, in principle, nobody likes you: neither the French nor the Danes, nor Germans, no one. They are strangers to Europe, and therefore out of the EU. Salesyou, Russians are much more European country than they do. Because you are constantly so or otherwise been in contact with Europe, and England what? Always aloof and arrogant. And when you got a fleet that actually sailed in some Africa (laughs). She was always more interested in the unknown than what she has right under her nose.
Boris Johnson wants to build a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland
– can Britain really is just better without Europe?
– being alone is always worse than with someone. “Breksi” is a great historical mistake, the consequences of which we will long disentangle.
All of our long tour Craig tirelessly talked about the heroism that was shown by the Scots in this or that period of its history – mostly, of course, in conflict with the British. Sometimes I even started to think that with such intensity and the centuries-old baggage of resentment, the struggle for independence is doomed to success. But, alas, history shows that the success of this was often on the side of London. And the main question that I asked myself all the way, was will the Scots make of what is experienced, correct conclusions. Answered me again Craig, who, passing by another field, where once fought the English and the Scots, said, “We don’t like to reminisce about the battle that was here because the British won it”.