19 setembro, 2014
YES! It's NO!!!
Those of you who know me are aware that I am an Anglophile, I am a Britphile. Well, a UKphile, too. So, although I was confident that good sense and the “NO” would prevail, yesterday was a bit of a long night. Today is a bright new day!
The Union Jack bounces back!
The Union was saved! Thank God for that, because I regard the United Kingdom as a successful politic, economic, social and cultural country with unique characteristics and a glorious History. Plus, the United Kingdom is the birthplace of modern day Democracy.
Of course, she is far from being perfect (none is) but it is my conviction that the UK plays a significant and mostly positive role in International Relations in the world and, specially, in Europe, where it is the stalwart against the smothering and over-powered European bureaucratic apparatus.
in “THE ECONOMIST” at www.economist.com
Now the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will move forward to a constitutional reform promised by Prime-Minister David Cameron. An Union less-centralised in Westminster, with more power devolved to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and, yes, to England will hopefully prove to be the true legacy of the Scottish referendum: a more politically balanced country, with a stronger role for its four nations, but still an Union!