But it seems the Scots have benefited more than the Britons have over the years, and so the vote to split is often seen as a feigning move by the Scots to 'get stuff', rather than to actually leave the marriage.
Put up or shut up says England's David Cameron. After years of threatening to vote on partition, PM David Cameron has issued a fun challenge to the PM of Scotland, First Minister Alex Salmond daring him to go to the polls now, within 18 months, rather than wait till 2014.
The EU is also machinating toward a divorce. The Europeans are entertaining if not pathetic, aren't they? Remember the recent spat between France's Sarkhozy and PM Cameron over EU finances?
My my, after centuries of wars, millions slaughtered, those goofy Euro's do seem to have one speed - chaos.
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