England and the rest of the UK:
Matters for an English Parliament: Control of domestic affairs, Faiilures in Care, NHS, Housing
England’s hero: John Constable
England’s history: Battle of Sluys
English culture: Rush bearing/Hay Strewing.
English produce: Broccoli
Recipe: Broccoli Salad
Ian Blackford says independent Scotland could keep sterling for years but what would be the bank of last resort? The bank of England, which might have to bail an independent Scotland out when it spent more than it earned? I think that would be a repeat of what England was forced by Anne Stewart to do over three centuries ago. Moreover, Nicola Sturgeon faces begging Whitehall for extra funds after £3.5bn overspend. So although the UK government lavishes more on Scottish funding than the rest of Britain Sturgeon cannot manage.2022-June-ToE-V1