Opinion; Hands up who wants to try for independence next?
Nationalism is on the increase.
The politics of the right appears to be rising again.
France are due an election and it could be Marine Le Penn and her Nationalist party that win big.
Take Donald Trump's meteoric rise to power. Rallies with Trump vowing to make America great again had a chilling ring from the past.
Take the SNP's rise to power in Scotland, a political party with a nationalistic name, the Scottish National Party.
There is a lot of talk about unity but there is little evidence that it will happen any time soon.
Political parties such as the Conservative and Labour Party in the UK are divided on the EU and more. The Labour Party still has deep divisions relating to its elected leader. Those in the party who do not support Mr Corbyn seem incapable of respecting the election result.
Unelected Tory PM Theresa May talked a lot about unity in her New Year message but she fails to walk the walk.
Now take news re the Orkney Islands of Scotland.
A majority in the UK voted to leave the EU but a majority in Scotland voted remain. The BRexit vote could trigger a second Scottish Independence referendum but either way the Orkney Islands want to cut ties with mainland Scotland and the rest of the UK.
According to a report in the Telegraph;
More than half of Orkney's councillors have forced through a motion demanding an investigation into “greater autonomy or self-determination” amid the vote to leave the European Union and a possible second independence referendum.
Do Orkney islanders want their island to be a member of the European Union or just a stand alone country?
That report in the Telegraph continues;
Orkney has traditionally been extremely hostile to Scottish independence and preferred Westminster government to that from Holyrood. They were part of Norway, not Scotland, until the late 15th century.
Me I wonder what they are putitng in the water these days!