Wildflowers are resilient. In this political satire the author imagines what might happen to the nations of the UK in the turmoil of 2016/17 following the Brexit vote.
The United Kingdom: is just that, a unity of four nations, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Southern Ireland left in 1921 and gained its independence, renamed as Eire.
Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have devolved parliaments.
In 2016 it appeared the UK had voted to leave the EU but when the vote is broken down regionally, Scotland voted stay in the EU, Northern Ireland voted to stay in the EU but Wales voted to leave.
Scotland has threatened a second independence vote, to allow it to remain in the EU.