The UK is called the United Kingdom of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland. Devolution is where certain legislative and executive powers are transferred over from Westminster Parliament, over to the UK entities of power in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Celtic nations. The majority of power is retained in Westminster making it a Unitary State, whereas in America the power is retained at sub state level making it a Federal State.
Devolution came in prominence with the Irish Home rule at the end of the nineteenth century but there has been a fight for Independence from Scotland since 1700’s in order to make their own laws etc. Since the early 1500’s Wales has been treated in legal terms as part of England creating an ongoing struggle for independence and devolution. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that devolution did take place for the Celtic nations so obviously the battle to gain authority to make own laws in these Celtic nations has been a struggle for centuries. Only recently have these nations been able to provide their own laws (still with restriction).
The UK never had a written constitution and the European Convention of Human Rights has become the UK constitution in many ways which comes from EU law. EU law runs supreme above UK laws made in Westminster. So, considering the centuries of struggle to ensure devolution, the possibility to make their own laws in their own land, how insulting might it be that a person with brown skin and a different religion can go over to one of these Celtic nations (who have only recently become devolved) and insist on practising their own laws with immediate effect? After these centuries of waiting you would expect a Celtic national feeling deceived perhaps even taunted by the prospect that someone could have such an immediate expectation.
So why can the brown Muslim man force this with such immediacy?
The brown, Muslim person can claim racism due to their different skin colour and claim discrimination as they practice a different religion, threaten to take the nation to the European Courts where they will inevitably win. Evidently these migrants can ensure their laws with the click of their fingers through discrimination laws, whereas the white Celtic national continues to have to wait to get their independence. Of course, the laws show with this example the unfairness of human rights. The example shows how human rights laws work in favour of new minorities and against existing natives.
Ultimately it proves the supremacy of Sharia in the UK under the human rights laws. It is an example of how one being can bypass all this existing legislations and negotiations which the Celts had to deal with over the centuries, and what the natives ancestors had fought for over the centuries. For myself as a Welsh nationalist, I find this ability to bypass in this way an absolute insult as I’m sure many of my Celtic peers from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales also feel.
Luckily, there are not many Muslims who live in the Celtic nations, but rather reside in England. Celts can be reluctant to befriend strangers, being quite suspicious, coming across possibly as cold. For this reason and for the sake of devolution it might be worth continuing to be suspicious and therefore cold to new arrivals.
With regards to Scotland and their fight for freedom, the idea that they would like to stay in the EU is quite baffling to me and I would need it explained. The laws would run supreme to their own which they have fought so hard for and therefore Brussels will make the ultimate decisions regarding Scotland as opposed to the Scottish themselves. Despite the money which comes from the EU to support the nations, Wales did vote a majority to leave the EU. It may be that Wales still don’t feel they have achieved what they set out to achieve, and it is important to get it done faster now in an attempt to save their jobs and prevent too much change to their existence. It could be that the Welsh don’t want to provide such courtesy to someone after their own long, hard battle just because of someone’s skin colour or religion.