The prime minister needs to reform the union or run the risk of the UK ending up being a “failed state”, according to former prime minister Gordon Brown.
Mr Brown stated Prime Minister Boris Johnson ought to set up a commission on democracy to evaluate how the UK is governed.
Composing in The Daily Telegraph, Mr Brown stated: “The option is now between a reformed state and a failed state.”
He added: “The commission will discover that the UK urgently needs a forum of the countries and areas that brings them and Boris Johnson together on a regular basis.
” No country can have national combination without political inclusion, and the commission may start by learning from the experience of nations like Australia, Canada, Germany and America where, partly since of British influence in times past, 2nd chambers are senates of their areas, and minorities who can easily be outvoted are ensured a stronger voice.”
Mr Brown stated that Mr Johnson must be promoting the armed forces and the NHS as examples of the union’s “daily advantages”.
It follows a poll in day Times showed:
In Scotland, 49% backed self-reliance compared to 44% versus – a margin of 52% to 48% if the undecideds were excluded
In Northern Ireland, 47% want to remain in the UK, with 42% in favour of a joined Ireland and 11% uncertain
When asked if they supported a referendum on an unified Ireland within the next five years, 51% said yes compared to 44% who were against
In Wales, where support for self-reliance is typically weakest, 23% backed leaving the UK while 31% supported a referendum
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Nicola Sturgeon has implicated Mr Johnson of being “scared of democracy” and stated she will seek a “legal referendum” on Scottish self-reliance.
Scotland’s very first minister declared the prime minister “fears the verdict and the will of the Scottish individuals” over his refusal to consent to another self-reliance vote.
On the other hand the leader of the devolved administration in Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster, said a referendum on whether the nation need to stay part of the UK or combine with Ireland would be “divisive” and “careless”.
A Cabinet spokesperson stated the public in Scotland want to see the UK’s political leaders “operating in collaboration to focus on defeating coronavirus”.
“That stays the leading concern of the UK federal government, which has supported jobs and companies across all four countries throughout the pandemic.
“The concern of Scottish self-reliance was settled decisively in 2014, when Scotland voted to stay part of the UK.
“Now more than ever, we need to be pulling together to strengthen our United Kingdom, instead of trying to separate it.”