rualexander wrote:pwa wrote:And that expression, which I also use, sums up the way we in the UK deal with these things. If a chunk of the UK displays a wish to leave the UK and they do it for long enough, they will get a chance to vote on it. The Scots have voted on it twice in my lifetime and will probably do so again at some point yet to be decided.
When was the other independence vote in Scotland apart from 2014?
I was wrong. The previous two votes were about Devolution (1979 and 1997) rather than Independence. But the point remains basically the same. In the UK if a part of the Union consistently expresses a desire to leave, sooner or later a vote is granted. We don't do what Spain does, which is basically to say that no part of the union / nation can ever have a vote on leaving.