‘The national identity question is for the whole UK, not just the Scots’ | A. Price- The Guardian

‘The national identity question is for the whole UK, not just the Scots’ | A. Price- The Guardian

The problem with federation – as we see in that other great imperial survivor, Spain – is it fails to grapple with the asymmetry of power. As with the shift from empire to commonwealth, if Britain is ever to become a partnership of equals it needs to add a few extra syllables to the constitutional prescription. A Britannic confederation – more European Free Trade Association, perhaps, than EU – might work because of what sociologists call the strength of weak ties.

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