The option of devolution was forced upon the UK in order to give (some of) the Celtic nations more control over themselves than the British State would ever give them voluntarily. John Major saying he was opposed to it is a smoke screen because it didn't matter who was in charge of the UK at the time as it had to be offered.
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If we go the whole hog and remove all the Celtic nations (yes Cornwall I'm including you) from the UK, the rUK simply becomes England. It will lose 11.6 million people (18% of the current UK population) and 116,000 km2 of land which works out as just under 48% of it's current territory.
I shudder to think what the loss of territorial water would be, here's a map from this site which conveniently shows the maritime borders, I've added a (rough) border for Cornwall and you can clearly see why London needs to hold onto the Celtic nations with all its strength.
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If the United Kingdom was truly as great as the unionist parties would have us believe then John Major would have nothing to worry about. There would not have been any need for devolution in the first place. John Major is simply passing the buck, he is blaming devolution for the inevitable break up of the United Kingdom when he should be blaming the London-centric policies combined with the colonial exploitation and cultural genocide he and every other UK Prime Minister and ruler has waged in their thousand year war against the Celtic people.
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