Story of the Week: A Once and Future Kingdom
The X of Scotland’s St. Andrew’s Cross still marks the spot. It helps make Britain’s flag distinctive, and it remains so now that 55 percent of Scottish voters have preserved the 307-year-old “United” Kingdom. But it was a close call; Scottish voters turned out like never before, reflecting both dissatisfaction and concern. Now their fellow subjects must craft a deal strengthening Scottish autonomy. As much as it irks conservatives in London, it’s a cross they will have to bear.