United Kingdom Relations
As the date and time was 31 January 2020 and the clock struck 11pm in the UK, this left The Sohnland in a different position and the future of the nation was yet again unfortunately determined by those in Westminster. Since The Sohnland previously had little aspiration for independence and autonomy, there wasn't any resistance being under the UK's jurisdiction. As long as they let us mind our own business, we'll stay out of there's was the motto The Sohnland hahas always lived by; The UK made brexit our business. How the people lived was fundamentally changed forever seemingly overnight and you'd be correct to to assume some people here weren't too keen.
Taxation, regulation and representation
A lot of our citizens and those around with us had mixed feelings about the direction the UK is heading in. With a higher rate of tax imports from the EU, and border checks returning, Sohnlandic citizens were not only paying the price for the UK's decisions but it has been made actively harder to import goods and visit foreign nationals within the EU. Sohnlandic people have also lost the benefits of EU internet privacy laws and EU funding of nearby institutions of which Sohnlandic citizens use everyday.
The rise in independence approval
The complications caused by brexit have made many people in The Sohnland aspire for regulatory autonomy and even wonder about the hypothetical consequences for independence.