JOHN ROBINSON REPORTING
‘You can see behind me the Union Bridge in it’s raised position. This ability to raise and lower the bridge was only installed a little over a year ago when the Scottish Government decided they needed a get out, a little insurance, should England again vote for Theresa May to be re-elected as Prime Minister.
‘After last night’s results – where a majority of Scots once more voted for Independence-supporting parties in a UK-wide election, while the English voted for a Conservative government – the Scottish Government immediately enacted Article 51. That meant the gates along the new Border Wall were closed and the Union Bridge, for the first time in its 200 year history was raised and the link across the River Tweed between the two countries was cut.
‘Several boats have crossed the river, and we’ve seen some swimmers crossing too, all trying to get from England into Scotland. The Scottish Government has accepted these refugees, although it has recommended that those wishing to get into Scotland, escaping England, should do so through the usual Immigration procedures.’
Written as part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story or poem in around 150 – 175 words, based on the weekly photo prompt. Thanks as always to the challenge host Priceless Joy. For more information visit HERE.
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