Up to 1.5 million European nationals living in the UK could be given a decisive vote in the referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union.
The self-declared Conservative and Unionist Party won the General Election in England by harnessing English nationalism, and the Scottish Nationalists did the same in Scotland by harnessing Scottish nationalism. The two nations, by the rhetoric of their election campaigns, have thus set themselves on a collision course.
UK General Election 2015
No British government has won anything approaching half of the popular vote in more than half a century. The best Tony Blair managed was 43pc, and that was only when the Tories had become toxic. Margaret Thatcher in her prime never bettered Blair, even when Labour was unelectable.