And I wouldn't see the Taffies sticking around long after the Jocks and Micks have left.
Be a wonderful conclusion, IMO:
A united Ireland, and independent Scotland and Wales leave England, rejoin the EU and prosper, whilst non-EU England withers away as the undeclared 57th State of the U.S.
I'm feeling conflicted by the result...
On the one hand, it's great news for me personally, as my fee rate is going to skyrocket as the City of London becomes the World's leading Tax Haven (complimenting its current status as Money-Laundering Capital of the World), and a Tory Government will let me keep hold of much more of what I will earn than a Labour Govt would have...
But on the other hand, I know the next 5 years are going to be absolutely miserable for any British person who doesn't work in the City of London Financial Sector.
I'm really impressed with the way the Tories managed to convince so many English Northerners that:
Despite being responsible for 9 years of austerity, and offering little more than cooked numbers in their 2019 manifesto...
And despite the fact that Tory mismanagement of its own internal party discipline is wholly responsible for the Brexit mess, and the Tories proposing no new approach other than trying to broker a deal between the EU and the UK parliament (same old, same old...)...
...That the UK would be better off carrying on down the same route that has caused so much paralysis these last 3 years.
I think most who voted Tory don't realise they have voted for a No-Deal Brexit.
BoJo still has the same challenge as Theresa May: he has to come up with a deal that both the EU and a majority of UK MPs will approve.
But it is now fully and widely understood that there is NO form of Brexit that would leave the UK in a better Economic condition than it is now as a member of the EU.
So the same challenge remains: get a deal agreed.
But now, BoJo has been re-elected solely on the basis of "Getting Brexit Done!".
So what happens come January 31st, if a deal hasn't been approved by both the EU and UK Parliament?
Will Boris put his country's long-term interests ahead of his own, short-term political survival..?
I wonder what the odds are..?