Wow redefining the English language now. Until Scotland becomes a foreign country, any Englishman or Welshman living there is not an immigrant. It also gets more complicated. I was born in England, so by your measure if I move to Scotland I am an immigrant. However my paternal grandparents were both Scottish and I have a long line of paternal ancestry which is entirely Scottish.in scotland your an immigrant......the word is what you make of it. Dont like it, tough shoot
Personally I think the issues that Scotland faces are as follows:-
- England has a population of 55 million people. Scotland has 5.5 million people. Wales 3 million and NI 2 million. Essentially the UK political parties don't need to care about NI, Scotland and Wales as they can get a majority from England.
- Scotland would be viable as a Country and has been treated very badly historically by Conservative Governments firstly through the death of industry and secondly through the impact of Brexit. This doesn't help with Unity.
- Scotland has a very strong national identity which is different to England.
- There is no instrument by which Scotland can legally secede from the Union without Westminster's permission.
- Talks with Scotland - establish what can be done to give Scotland more independence of Government, better funding, etc. reach a consensus for a way forward.
- Re-join single market and establish proper trading relationships and freedom of movement with the EU
- Abandon austerity and start to fund measures that stimulate the economy such as public works etc.
- Introduce representational democracy so that all votes count (get rid of first past the post) so that Governments are more inclusive and work cross party for the good of the country.