Hello!Peter: What's your view on the United Kingdom as it stands? Does it need serious reforming or should it be dissolved and each member part be allowed to go its own way?
Richard_Littlejohn Peter, I think the Union is in a precarious state because of the cavalier policies of the past 10 years. Those of us who warned that devolution would lead to the break-up of the kingdom were shouted down, but we look like being proved right. I'm a unionist but I don't think you can coerce people into staying together.
Q1: What's the difference between " reform" and "reforming"? Can I replace "reforming" with " reform" here?
Q2: What does " cavalier policies" refer to? I fail to fish a key out of the Internet sources.
Q3: Is "the Union" nickname for the UK or it was coined by Lilltejohn only?
Thanks in advance!
Thank you, Anglika. Why does the Union exclude North Ireland and Wales in your answer above?Q3: Is "the Union" nickname for the UK or it was coined by Lilltejohn only? The Union is the Union of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. It is not a nickname.
It was the Union of the Kingdoms - England and Scotland. Both Wales and Ireland were under the rule of the Kingdom of England.
This is a reasonably clear explanation: Oxford DNB theme: England, Scotland, and the Acts of Union (1707)
Anglika, thank you very much! I will read that.