SIR, - I agree with Grant Frazer's main point in Monday's Letters about the teaching of Scottish history, but not with the simplistic view of the Scottish Act of Union
underlined by Burns' sad song written nearly a century after the event.
IN his letter ("Prince William should say no", WM, July 5) Lewis Yeoman said "there has never been an Act of Union
between England and Wales".
1800: The Irish parliament passed the Act of Union
Forgetting Burns opposed the Act of Union
, the publicity stunt was billed as an attempt to celebrate the UK, and persuade us the Tory Government care about Scotland.
He considers this episode in its historical, economic, and social contexts, focusing on the exercise of power in the wake of the turbulent 1790s, the suppression of the rebellion, the Act of Union
, and the failure to grant Catholic Emancipation.
IN the matter of the imminent referendum to decide whether or not Scotland votes to end the Union, a vital point does not appear to have been given little or any attention, namely that in the event of a Yes vote it is the UK Parliament of Command, Lords and the sovereign who have to agree to repeal the Act of Union
with Scotland, 1707.
DEPUTY presiding officer David Melding will today call for a new Act of Union
to recognise the sovereignty of each of the home nations.
2 The Act of Union
joined which two kingdoms to form Great Britain on May 1, 1707?
More than 150 years before England and Scotland would formally become joined, the 1536 Act of Union
with Wales was brought into law.
Cameron has been a committed supporter of the Union with Scotland, which was enshrined in the Act of Union
in 1707, and technically, can block a move for Scottish independence since major constitutional reforms are the prerogative of the Westminster Parliament.
He went on to campaign peacefully to end the Act of Union
which had combined Ireland and Great Britain in 1801.
Rather than questioning the 1801 Act of Union
or the Anglo-Irish War of 1919-1921, the founder of the Warrington Foundation for Peace raises transcending religious difference and integrated education schools.