Tag Archives: British nationalism

Not sentimental

We need to fight to protect Brand Scotland for precisely the same reasons we must fight to defend every aspect of Scotland’s distinctiveness. It’s all connected. Dismiss any part as too trivial to ‘make a fuss’ about, and you necessarily … Continue reading

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M&S – Manipulative and Scheming

So, Marks and Spencer promoted ‘English’ or ‘British’ whisky on their website but declined to use ‘Scottish’. They have tried to pass this off as a mistake. But is it something more? Are we really supposed to believe that such … Continue reading

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An obvious solution

So one million fewer bottles of whisky are sold in the UK. And this is detrimental to Scotland’s economy. “So what?”, say the British Nationalists with a dismissive shrug and a contemptuous sneer, “The British Chancellor of the British Exchequer … Continue reading

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Why the Union?

I don’t care! I am aware that GERS is, as whole, is “crap”. I recognise that some bits of it can be of of some use in some circumstances and with the necessary caveats appended. But, as a whole, GERS … Continue reading

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Forgive the farmers

Some will find it difficult to sympathise with farmers who may well be said to be the authors of their own misfortune, having predominantly voted to forfeit both the opportunities of independence and the safeguards of the European Union. But … Continue reading

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Our flag defiled

Just over four years ago, as Scotland prepared to vote in the first independence referendum, I wrote an article about flags. It was a rather long-winded piece. Necessarily so, as I was exploring our complicated relationship with flags. I had … Continue reading

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Slavering for Britain

So British Tories from constituencies in Scotland demand that the SNP top talking about the sovereignty of the Scottish people and represent constituents by accepting the UK voted for Brexit. Does this even make any sense? It seems to suppose … Continue reading

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