Last Friday was April Fools Day, and media institutions around the world took the opportunity to publish the fake stories they've wanted to all year. The Independent's offering? Scotland and Wales 'could form own country' if Britain votes to leave EU:
Scotland and Wales are in preliminary talks to split away from the UK and form a new country if Britain votes to leave the EU in June.
The extraordinary proposal has been discussed by members of the Welsh Assembly and Scottish Government, and it is being taken seriously by the UK Government...
And that's how the English political-media establishment view Scotland and Wales' nationhood: as a joke. And that is precisely why both countries should leave the UK.