|Author (Person)||Stephens, Philip|
|Series Title||Financial Times|
Commentary feature in which writer suggests that UK Prime Minister Cameron’s inept strategy as regards the European Union threatens two unions - the UK as a member of the EU AND that of Scotland within the United Kingdom.
Much of the Conservative party now speaks the language of English nationalism – driven to fury by Europe and increasingly driven out by the voters from Britain’s Celtic fringes.
This suits no one more than Alex Salmond. As Tory MPs demand a referendum on Europe, the Scottish National party leader promises one on Scottish independence.
English nationalism feeds Scottish nationalism. The more a Tory-led government in London detaches Britain from Europe, the more easily the pro-European SNP points to a divergence of English and Scottish national interests.
|Countries / Regions||United Kingdom|