Count the stars on the blue field. 51. Our Scottish Prime Minister and Chancellor bought an 84% share of the Royal Bank of Scotland to protect Scottish jobs. The Royal Bank of Scotland helped Kraft raise loans to purchase the English based Cadbury's chocolate company. Kraft has promised job losses, just like it closed Terry's of York and moved chocolate orange production to Poland. The Scotch Raj claimed it could not intervene in a free market. Hello, when the UK of which England is the majority shareholder, owns 84% of a bank it can tell that bank to do whatever it wants. But Scotch MPs have no loyalty to , liking of, or understanding of England. Most of them signed the infamous 1988 Claim of Right:
"We, gathered as the Scottish Constitutional Convention, do hereby acknowledge the sovereign right of the Scottish people to determine the form of Government best suited to their needs, and do hereby declare and pledge that in all our actions and deliberations their interests shall be paramount.
We further declare and pledge that our actions and deliberations shall be directed to the following ends:
To agree a scheme for an Assembly or Parliament for Scotland;
To mobilise Scottish opinion and ensure the approval of the Scottish people for that scheme; and
To assert the right of the Scottish people to secure implementation of that scheme."
Consequently, it is England's national interest to leave the United Kingdom and join the United States as the 51st state of the United States of America. The economic advantages of joining a market of some 300 million of the wealthiest people in the world who speak our language (almost!) compared to the dysfunctional EU are substantial and clear. England would retain its legal system. The Houses of Parliament would become the State Legislature for England and both chambers would, for once be the right size as fewer MPs and Peers would have constituencies or be needed. England would have 2 seats in the US Senate and more seats than California in the House of Representatives. The Monarchy could be retained as the authority to whom officers swear allegience etc but English citizens would vote for their President. England's share of the UK armed forces could be integrated very easily into, for convenience's sake, the USMC.
What's the downside of this proposal?