former prime minister of United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, has warned that union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is "sleepwalking into oblivion". He also warned of serious economic disaster ahead after UK leaves the European Union. He wrote about dangers of the UK leaving the EU after Brexit. The UK will leave the European Union on October 31st (which is also Halloween). Mr Brown believes that if UK leaves the EU without deal, four nations of the UK could be in trouble. He is blaming nationalist thinking. He said many people in each country want their independence. He said the United Kingdom is no longer totally united kingdom.
United Kingdom consists of four countries - three nations of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and fourth being Northern Ireland. full title for all four countries is "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". Gordon Brown believes that Brexit has made people in each country want independence. Most people in Scotland voted against Brexit. They want to stay in EU. There are talks of vote for independence for Scotland. There are also worries over possible physical border between Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. People are talking about possible reunited Ireland. Mr Brown said: "We must recognize that nationalism is now driving British politics."