These thoughts strike me in relation to the current post-referendum turmoil in Britain, and Scotland in particular.
Ireland’s failed Easter Rising of 1916 = Scotland’s failed independence referendum of 2014
Sinn Féin’s by-election victories of 1917 = The SNP’s general election victory of 2015
Ireland’s hostility to the Conscription Crisis of 1918 = Scotland’s hostility to the EU referendum crisis of 2016
Ireland’s successful independence plebiscite-election of 1918 = Scotland’s successful independence plebiscite of 2016?
Ireland’s declaration of independence in 1919 = Scotland’s declaration of independence in 2017?
Of course, there is no real pattern here, but still… One cannot help but feel that we are at a pivotal moment in the history of the neighbouring island to the east. One that has consequences – potentially good, potentially terrible – for our own.