Scotland: Independence — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 29th January 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Labour 3:07 pm, 29th January 2014

My Lords, would there even be a United Kingdom if the vote was a positive one? After all, Northern Ireland is not a kingdom and never has been, and Wales is a Principality. “United Kingdom” refers to the fact that there are the two kingdoms of England and of Scotland. Will we have to change the name of this country in such an eventuality?