Scotland to get custody of Wales on alternate weekends
The United Kingdom Attorney General has ruled that should Scotland vote to legally separate from England, custody of the principality of Wales shall be shared between England and Scotland
The ruling follows a lengthy and bitter legal battle between the two nations. While both England and Scotland have accused each other as ‘unfit parents’, the Attorney general came to the decision that it was ‘in the best interests’ of the 3 million inhabitants of the Welsh nation that it have a healthy relationship with both parties.
While both parties have sought publicly to reassure Wales that no matter what happens they both love Wales very much, it’s hard to see a healthy relationship to prevail following the venomous exchanges that took place in the civil proceedings. Scotland in particular sought to bring England’s custodial responsibility into question, citing the Glyndower Rebellion of 1400 as evidence of England inability to properly discipline Wales when it acts out. However the Attorney General decided that England had enough experience dealing with ‘troubled children’, having demonstrated responsible care of Northern Ireland, a ward adopted by England after a past failed marriage.
This court case is not the first time legal custody of the Welsh nation has been brought into question. In the past 10 years social services have raised a number of concerns that Wales has been used as a hapless pawn in Scotland and England toxic, passive aggressive relationship. England has been accused of manipulative behaviour, using Regional Investment Funds to ‘buy Wales’ love’.
A custody decision on the Northern Ireland will be decided next week. Both Scotland and England are attempting to renounce their guardianship.