This is likely to be a big factor over the coming years, so here's a quick overview of the state of the Union after last night... Scotland 48 SNP (+13) 6 Conservatives (-7) 4 Liberal Democrats (+0) 1 Labour (-6) Clear victory for SNP and an embarassing, if widely predicted, Labour wipeout with the Conservatives also hit hard. The message is clear, Scotland wants out of this shitshow, and who can blame them? How on earth they get Boris to give them a referendum is another matter. This could get very, very ugly... Northern Ireland 8 DUP (-2) 7 Sinn Féin (+0) 2 SDLP (+2) 1 Alliance (+1) Northern Ireland remains in their state of perennial deadlock, but for the first time there are more Irish nationalist MPs than unionist (SDLP are Irish nationalist, Alliance are neutral). There'll probably be renewed efforts to return to power-sharing but the DUP's influence on UK politics will be diminished, and Boris' Brexit deal selling them out could cause major discontent... Wales 22 Labour (-6) 14 Conservatives (+7) 4 Plaid Cymru (+0) 0 Liberal Democrats (-1) There's less appetite for Welsh independence than there is in Scotland and Ireland so less to report here, beyond another bruising set of results for Labour, with the Conservatives gaining seats predominantly in the North. I guess they'll be Montenegro to our Serbia in 5 years time.