Scotland is gearing up for a referendum, to be held in the Fall of 2014, that could lead to secession from Great Britain. The prospects for voters approving independence are, according to polls, quite good. The British Prime Minister David Cameron is no Lincoln. Cameron has said the United Kingdom would abide by the vote (though only England and Wales would be left in the union that was once the “United Kingdom”). If Scotland leaves, the new nation would take with them the priceless North Sea oil fields, though Scotland still wants to use the British pound for its currency, rather than join the Eurozone.
See the op-ed piece by Alex Salmond, the first minister of Scotland: Why an independent Scotland deserves U.S. support – The Washington Post.
I thought we were in the age of globalism, of national unions, of world government!
William Wallace and Robert the Bruce would be glad.