Britain starting to get serious about a Federal UK

The Scottish National Party has bought into the idea of federalism saving the union

The SNP’s implied acceptance of federalism goes beyond Brexit, creating a general survival mechanism for the UK

The SNP’s implied acceptance of federalism goes beyond Brexit, creating a general survival mechanism for the UK

The first obstacle to a Federal United Kingdom is the unfortunate acronym. But perhaps a name change would not be necessary – “united” serves for federal in the United States.

The next obstacle is the relative size of England – the “three fleas and an elephant” problem, as former Welsh first minister Rhodri Morgan put it.

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