Partition of Great Britain? CNN: Different approaches to the pandemic could lead to a complete divorce between England and Scotland
A CNN article theses that differentiating the approach and tackling the pandemic between England and Scotland could lead to a complete divorce between them by dividing the UK.
In fact, it is about two prime ministers, Boris Jonhson and Nicola Sturgeon. The former managed to make the first major split, that between the UK and the European Union, but has categorically refused to split with Scotland.
The opposite happens with Scottish Prime Minister Sturgeon in January urging Britain to grant Scotland independence, but Johnson rejected the request. There have been numerous clashes with them as recently Johnson as he visited Scotland, chose some of its islands and did not approach any senior Edinburgh officials. This according to CNN already shows the deep political gap between the two countries.
But even during the pandemic it became clear that Scotland did not follow the same rules as England, as it did not close the border with Spain or opposed the ‘alarm’ when the situation became serious in England but messages from Johnson and senior officials referred to all British countries. Great including Wales or Northern Ireland. It seems that this time there is a big rift between England and Scotland.