There is only catalonia and scottland. No other region wanted to seperate from its country in the latest history.
But catalonia is to take with a big difference. Catalonia wanting to seperate out of reasons of “power” beeing the economical strongest in spain. Spain never even contemplated about an exit out of the EU and wont.
Scotland wants to seperate out of “weaknes” beeing less developed than england, shedding sovereignity to england and knowing england beeing very undemocratic/unfair when it comes to economical factors- trying to score all cherries for itself, leaving only taxes to the others. Now with brexit things can only get worse for scotland, not better. And the scotts seems to see this reality which England and Wales do not see.
The last decades the scotts and irish made friends in europe, have had the feeling that they are equals and their voice beeing heard. Had the feeling someone actually cares for them the first time in forever, someone believes in them and invests in them. Brexit locks scottland and ireland back into the Island only, cutting all ties to new friends they made. Putting everything back to the status quo of 1960, when the UK was the pet of the USA and scottland had nothing to say about its own future or the politics of the country. Back into a time where they had central heating in england while the rest was as underdeveloped as to heat with wood bricks. And that feels wrong to the scotts.
It would feel wrong to me if i were a scott.
England and wales telling me who can be my friend and who not? While taking all taxes, the oil industry, and any foreign investment for themselves?
Truth be told the way i see it: english population realised tgey are losing control over regions which used to be pure vasalls only there to serve and put up soilders if needed. They didnt like the feeling of lost power and decided its the EUs fault. So lets brexit to get our vasalls back in line.
Or am i mistaken? You all will probably argue that i am wrong etc etc and put up “democracy” as some sort of argument. But the truth is, the rulers of the UK were always english elitists, politicians coming from english elite families and groups. Scotts or Irish never had much to say in the UK. Now that england realised that scottish and irish voices are heard in the EU- they decided to proclaim the EU into something bad.
Finding an army of selfproclaimed “defenders of democracy” and “usefull idiots with half knowledge” to rabble down medias, social medias and their neibourhoods to convience others to their false facts and odd viewpoints (and in a lot cases plain lies).
Im glad it has worked out for the UK, the brexit is here. But what the UK will look like in a couple of years after brexit for sure is not a desired outcome.
Its funny, catalonia wanted to seperate out of a position of power. But they slowly realising that their power in a great deal comes from spain.
Same is true for the UK, the UK beeing a strong country wants to seperate out of a position of economical and political power, but not realising that both these powers are sourced exactly by their position in the EU. UK had absolutely no power from 1945 till 1990. Beeing laughted at by the east-block as the pet of the USA, and beeing commanded around by the USA in political as well as economical forces. <- that changed in the last 25 years, the UK going its own way with polical and economical partners in europe. Now that change will be made undone.