Nice map suggesting we already have independence and a wall: (c) vice.com
Recent reports have shown Scotland’s crime levels are falling below those of, in particular, England’s larger cities. See, for example:
Perhaps it’s one of the laws of crime physics when we read of English drug gangs rushing into the apparent void to take over territories in Scotland, like the Mexican and Columbian gangs in the US and East European gangs in Germany and France?
On the STV News website we see:
‘Crack cocaine: Drug is being moved into north east by English gangs. A survey of police forces conducted by Ann Coffey MP has found the use of these lines is linked to extreme violence in England, as well as the exploitation of children as drug runners. Coffey said: “Big organised crime gangs from the major cities in England are seeking to exploit new drug markets in Scotland. It is accompanied by a very high level of violence as gangs seek to territorial rights with knifings, beatings and assaults.”’
Most of these organised crime gangs come from Merseyside and the West midlands. There is little sign of this in the Greater Glasgow area because of the presence of established Scottish-based organised crime gangs already operating there. Try to resist the temptation to cheer at that!
Is this an early sign of one of the unanticipated consequences of Scotland becoming a less violent, less criminal society. Who now wants a hard border? Who now wants to build a wall?
Footnote: Look at Denmark on the map. Is that why they are the happiest in Europe?