DEATH OF UNION JACK?

What would new British flag look like if Scotland secedes?New UK flag

Scottish Independence Vote Reignites Separatists Across Europe
BACK TO THE FUTURE: SCOTTISH SECESSION TO LEAD TO A NEW “FEUDAL” EUROPE?

Tomorrow is the D-day Scotland. This time, the “D” stand for “decision” whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

If Scotland votes “yes,” the “Great” Britain might have well drop the term “Great” from its name. For, all that would be left of the once mighty empire on whose domains the sun never set would be England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

So what would a new British flag look like? You can see above our idea. At the end of this article, we lso bring you some more proposals, as published in the London Telegragh

european-countries-separatist-movementsPolls indicate the Sept 18 vote will be close with the “yes” group holding a slight edge.

The vote is also closely watched elsewhere on the Old Continent. Separatist movements across Europe have become energized by the real possibility that the United Kingdom could be about to split. Europe is awash with a number of pro-independence entities. This map (right) highlights only three of them – Belgium, Spain, Italy.

Actually, disintegration of Europe into MANY more smaller states is something this writer predicted over 16 years ago.  And here’s why…

BACK TO THE FUTURE: SCOTTISH SECESSION TO LEAD TO A NEW “FEUDAL” EUROPE?

A Bear in Sheep’s Clothing (an excerpt from this writer’s Dec 1998 article in Chronicles magazine, based on the July 1998 Truth in Media story: “US Euro Policies Destroying Own Creations“)

BACK TO THE FUTURE: SCOTTISH SECESSION TO LEAD TO A NEW “FEUDAL” EUROPE?

What kind of Europe may emerge from all this? A feudal one. Not in terms of the tools of production. “Feudal” – in a sense that nation-states may break up into smaller, more manageable regional statelets, mostly along the ethnic lines.Clinton Obama Europe

If so, this may be a round-about way to realize an old idea. At the time of full-bore globalism in post-Cold War Europe, the idea sounded so “off the wall” that even its author called it “Eurotopia.” Prof. A.H. Heineken, of the Amsterdam-based Stichting voor de Historische Wetenshap (Historical Research Institute), dusted off some old ideas, and then polished them up into a proposal for a “United States of Europe.” According to his plan, Europe’s 350 million inhabitants would live in 75 independent states, each with a population of about five to 10 million.

Why the five-to-10 million limit? “Because where the population exceeds 10 million, there is a manifest case for decentralization,” Heineken quoted Prof. C. Northcote Parkinson, a Brit, from his 1970 report. In other words, it’s a matter of efficiency. “A state of 30 to 50 million is hopelessly inefficient,” Prof. Heineken concurred. Not to mention those of 150 million inhabitans of more.

Both Heineken and Parkinson drew upon the ideas of an Austrian sociologist. Leopold Kohr expressed similar thoughts in his book, “The Breakdown of Nations,” published in 1957. That’s right – 1957, not 1975! Kohr wrote that, “it is always bigness, and only bigness, which is the problem of existence – social, as well as physical.” Yet here are Wall Street and Washington still trying to build ever bigger institutions – both at home and abroad!

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If a “feudal” Europe were to emerge from the ruins of the globalist New World Order, it would certainly spell the end of the world as we know it. But not the end of the world. For, what happens after a fire or an avalanche wreaks havoc in a forest? What follows is – life! A life richer and more vibrant than the one which the cataclysm had destroyed.

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So what would a new British flag look like if Scotland leaves the union?

Here are some ideas from the London Telegraph

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3 Replies to “DEATH OF UNION JACK?”

  1. Glad you mentioned Prof. Parkinson in this context. I attended a lecture he delivered in Brussels, probably in about 1975. He predicted a future map of Europe which would look more like a mediaeval one of city-states, deploying the argument that a population of 5 million is the best administrative unit. And maybe the Scottish referendum, although the nationalists lost, will start off a movement in this direction. If only the EU functioned better, this utopia might have a real chance. But alas! at the present stage of history, it seems unlikely to materialise any time soon. Language, as well as history, inconveniently gets in the way.

    1. Thank you for sharing that, Mr MacRae. I wrote that piece in 1998, 23 years after your encounter with Prof Parkinson. It is wonderful to discover (or be discovered by) someone now, in 2014, who had met Prof Parkinson in person. I have only come across him during my academic research. Thank you again.

  2. Wales is not even in the Union Flag as considered part of England. The Union flag is England, Scotland and Nothern Ireland so if Scotland left it would be back to England and Northern Ireland only in the flag.

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