Scottish independence: could Britain break up? | The EconomistThe union between the nations of the United Kingdom is looking increasingly fragile, thanks to Brexit. If Scotland were to break away from Britain it would face an uncertain future—as would the rest of the union. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date: https://econ.st/3a6aZmv See all of our Britain coverage: https://econ.st/3e1cN15 How the pandemic has strengthened calls for Scottish independence: https://econ.st/3tqDZwL Scottish nationalism and the politics of patience: https://econ.st/3siiFs4 Brexit and covid-19 are showing up the disunited kingdom: https://econ.st/2Q6Ar4l How Brexit boosts Scottish nationalism: https://econ.st/3a920AM Scottish independence could threaten Britain’s defence: https://econ.st/3wVssIc Scottish women are coming round to independence: https://econ.st/3a9EzaP Why Welsh nationalism is stirring: https://econ.st/3tBrZc9 Read about Northern Ireland’s unhappy centenary: https://econ.st/3tpagV7 The anger and division among loyalists over the Northern Ireland protocol: https://econ.st/3uHA7b4 Why is the Northern Ireland protocol so contentious? https://econ.st/3wVk7UM Listen to an episode of The Intelligence podcast about the violence in Northern Ireland: https://econ.st/3wUaQMK Read about the trade difficulties on the border between Great Britain and Northern Ireland: https://econ.st/3uOux6L Migration between England, Scotland and Northern Ireland is falling: https://econ.st/3adFNSq The return of Alex Salmond and his new political party: https://econ.st/3mTy1lF How Nicola Sturgeon survived the Alex Salmond scandal: https://econ.st/3uPmVkj Lessons learned from Catalonia’s independence referendum: https://econ.st/3e3AfL7 Britain will drift from Europe, but not very far: https://econ.st/3e1pAAT Read about the disruptive rise of English nationalism: https://econ.st/2Q5J4MH
Cache and carry: American states’ gun-law pushToday another state will enact a “permitless carry” law—no licence, checks or training required. We ask why states’looseningof safeguards fails to reflect public sentiment. Brexit has superchargedScottish nationalism, and this week’s elections may pave the way to another independence referendum. And a long-forgotten coffee speciesmay weatherthe climate-change era.For full access to print, digital and audio editions ofThe Economist, subscribe herewww.economist.com/intelligenceofferSeeacast.com/privacyfor privacy and opt-out information.
Grand jury subpoena for Signal user data, Central District of CaliforniaIt’s the first half of 2021 – nearly five years since the “first half of 2016” – but in many ways not much has changed. The United Kingdom is still trying to figure out Brexit, another Justin Bieber song hit #1 on the charts (is it too late now to say sorry?), and Signal still doesn’t really know...1