Skip to comments.Queen concerned that United Kingdom will be broken up
Posted on 05/30/2011 12:22:50 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
The Queen has indicated her concern the United Kingdom will be broken up in the wake of Alex Salmonds landslide election victory in Scotland.
The monarch is understood to have expressed her anxiety about the Scottish National Partys plan for an independence referendum during her weekly meeting with David Cameron at Buckingham Palace.
Palace officials have asked Downing Street to provide a constitutional expert to advise on how the referendum will be staged and the dismantling of the UK in the event of a yes vote.
Mr Salmond, the SNP party leader, has previously moved to reassure the Royal Family and sceptical Scots by arguing that the Queen would remain head of state in Scotland following separation.
But a source close to Mr Cameron told a Sunday newspaper the monarchs commitment to the 304-year-old Union between England and Scotland remained strong.
Although she cannot be seen to express a personal opinion, she is said to be concerned at the prospect of Britain being broken up during her reign.
She has always been very clear about the United Kingdom and you just have to look at the way the Royal Family are committed to Scotland to see that, the source said.
As far back as 1977, when the Labour Government was proposing Scottish devolution, she appeared to suggest she was concerned about the ramifications for the Union.
In a remark interpreted as criticism of home rule, she told MPs: I cannot forget I was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom.
A senior Buckingham Palace source confirmed the monarch discussed with Mr Cameron the ramifications of this months Scottish Parliament election. Regardless of Her Majestys personal views, it is the job of her private secretary to take these issues seriously and to investigate them, and thats precisely
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If Canada is stupid enough to count itself as part of the empire, the Queen has no need for concern.
The Scots may be concerned about England’s abandonment of its own culture in favor of Islamofascism. If I were a Scot, I wouldn’t want to be part of that, and would want to save my own country and culture.
Scotland is English for Quebec.
If they won’t or can’t defend the Falklands, why worry about Scotland?
I don’t blame the Scots for wanting to separate.
The English and Scots are not the same people.
It is no different than the Irish no longer wanting to be part of the UK either.
I’d even go further and dump the Queen and either re-establish the Scottish monarchy or go republic.
The SNP are a bunch of leftist asshats spouting the usual “free” education, nuclear disarmament, blah, blah, blah. If Scotland follows their lead(SNP) they’ll go down the tube just as fast, if not faster, than England.
Scotland consistently votes further to the left than England does and Labor will likely lose, on balance, more than a million votes if Scotland leaves the UK.
Scotland would be one of the most socialist countries in Europe, rivaling Greece, if it were to become independent.
"The trouble with Scotland is that it's full of Scots."
?? Canada does not consider itself to be part of an ‘empire’ (which does not exist). It IS part of the Commonwealth, but does not give up any sovereignty by that, any more than the US does by being a member of NATO (actually less).
Actually England might want to kick the Scots and Welsh out, remember each then have their own Parliaments and are represented in Westminster, While the English are only represented once at Westminster. There is growing resentment of that inequality in England.
But God Save The Queen anyway :)
>The English and Scots are not the same people.
Southerners can’t relate to the San Fran libtards either.
Legally, her claim to the King of Canada goes through the treaty of Paris in 1762, during the reign of then King George III.
This is older than the creation of the United Kingdom. So say what you will, she is Queen of Canada moreso than Queen of the United Kingdom.
Her claims to the Kingdom of Scotland come through James VI and I. Devolution is either a consequence or a precursor of the unwinding of the Test Act. She is only Queen of Scotland because of the Glorious Revolution. It would actually be Otto of Bavaria who would be the current King of Scotland, should they devolve, and wish to undo the union of the crown (and not become a republic).
Plenty of changes wrought.
Faster. The need handouts from London.
I figured that, but wasn’t sure.