Instead, something unexpected happened, according to The Economist, which notes in a review of the last seven years that:
has regressed into an inward-looking, slightly chip-on-shoulder, slightly Anglophobic country with no clear sense of direction. Instead of gaining a new self-confidence, it has gained self-doubt, while clinging to an old dependency on the state, which still means, at least in part, Scotland . England
So much for it's motto, Nemo Me Impune Lacessit, or
So much for it's motto, Nemo Me Impune Lacessit, orNo One Provokes Me With Impunity.