“Then what would we've become. What would we've called ourselves? You can hardly call yourself Great Britain when you're only England. Little Britain? Or just England?“
Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, is a Scottish barrister, broadcaster, and Labour member of the House of Lords. From 1992 -1997 she served as a Chair of Charter 88, a pressure group named after Charter 77 that advocated constitutional reform including devolution of parliament and establishment of the Scottish Parliament. In our newest #Forum2000online Chat, we discuss the historical roots as well as current moods in Scotland that had a critical influence on the results of the Scottish elections held on May 6. Why nationalist appeals seem to win in a historically Labour-voting country? Is there going to be another independence referendum? What is the future of the United Kingdom if Scotland breaks away?
“The different parts help to leaven some of the ways of thinking that operate in different places,“ says Baroness Kennedy to demonstrate the benefits of the union.
The interview was recorded on May 20, 2021 and moderated by Irena Kalhousová, member of the Program Council of the Forum 2000 Foundation.