So do you think we are mature enough for a Border Poll Gerry? Do you really?


Well, yes. But hey, there’s the sense of humour problem. And then there’s Gerry’s own wee problem in his own back yard which he either cannot or will not fix.

And how likely is it that any UK government will be lulled quite so easily as Mr Cameron was into giving all the goods away at the drop of a public referendum? Scotland for the most part handled itself with dignity, but as a peaceful society it has not come without trouble:

And bitterness:

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