Good News: UK is predicted as one of top ten countries most likely to disappear soon



    All countries disappear eventually. The UK has had quite a long run (310 years) compared to many others. Germany is less than 150 years-old and that’s only if you don’t count the years after World War II when it was split for forty years or so. Even since 1945, thirty countries have become independent of their former imperial masters. Altogether around 60 countries have left the British Empire. To my knowledge, none have sought to re-join.

A survey by has included Great Britain as one of the ten most likely to disappear along with Ukraine, Libya and Spain. Here’s what they say about Great Britain:

The UK is a union of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern-Ireland. If any of these countries were to leave the union, it would be a big deal. But if Scotland or England were to leave the union would effectively disappear. Last year the people of Scotland voted against independence. But the Scottish government wants nothing less than full independence. The population of Scotland is currently split at around 50/50 on the issue. So it’s not beyond the imagination that Scotland may one day leave the union. If that were to happen, it’s unlikely that the union could survive.’


8 thoughts on “Good News: UK is predicted as one of top ten countries most likely to disappear soon

  1. Louis May 8, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    That headline gave me a wee chuckle. Sent one of your articles over to a chap named Michael, who who was all chuffted about the oil price going down.

    So I reappraised him with one of your articles on the hurricane field discovery, and the upsurge in renewables development. I started the letter with, Dear Michael, are you taking the Michael, Michael. and ended with, take care old bean, haven’t heard from him since. Keep up the good work, and stay well.


  2. Frank Hocking May 9, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    There is no real rush for us to extract the oil from the North sSea. When other countries are drying up their oil ours will still be in the well. It is better for us to extract just what we need then when oil is scarce that is when to cash it in. We can build up a oil fund of a trillion pound .This would be a raine day fund. When bad times come round we would have recorces to fall back on. Without having to change our way of life.


  3. mac3g May 10, 2017 / 10:30 am

    John, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has only existed since 1922 (95 years).


    • johnrobertson834 May 10, 2017 / 10:33 am

      Yeh, but UK existed in 1707? Is this like the Rangers new club thing?


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