The results of parliamentary elections in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland show that the United Kingdom is completely divided, The Irish Post reported.
The Irish Post: The result of the election could pave the way for the dismantling of Britain
The Scottish National Party (SNP) won 48 seats in the House of Commons, an unprecedented fact. The majority of the inhabitants of Scotland voted in favor of remaining in the European Union in the 2016 referendum, and after three years of failed negotiations it seems that the position of the Scots has only strengthened. Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP, insists that Scotland hold a new referendum on independence from Britain, and the result of the British parliamentary election clearly shows that Scots share this desire.
On the other hand, Boris Johnson has promised he will not allow a new referendum on Scotland's independence.
"Now Northern Ireland is in a similar situation. For the first time, the Irish and Republican nationalist parties have become majority in the six Northern Irish counties, in the context of the major losses suffered by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) (… ), "notes Rachael O'Connor, editor of The Irish Post.
Negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the EU (Brexit) have permanently created the risk of reintroducing border controls between the Northern Province of Northern Ireland and Ireland, threatening a central element of the 1998 Peace Agreement.
In Wales, which voted to remain in the European Union in the 2016 referendum, the Labor Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, maintains a small majority, even though it has suffered some losses.
"A referendum on Scotland's independence is now inevitable, nationalist parties are in power in Northern Ireland, and public opinion in the UK is rather divided than united – in this context, the question arises when, not if this division will materialize. ", stresses the editorial staff of The Irish Post.
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