Tag Archives: British nationalism

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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Irremediable ignorance

Talk of these repulsive individuals having “done their time” implies that the matter has been resolved. That an appropriate sanction has been imposed and, the incident having been dealt with, it is now time to move on. But the material … Continue reading

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Know your opponents

Let us be absolutely clear about this. Voting for or promoting any British nationalist party is, by definition, incompatible with the aims and principles of Scotland’s independence movement. Let us also be in no doubt whatever that the British Labour … Continue reading

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Peak British nationalism?

It will surely seem counter-intuitive to decent folks, but I genuinely believe we should be heartened by the anti-independence campaign’s descent into extremism. It tends to be the case that the more extreme a movement becomes, and the closer the … Continue reading

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Unconditional stupidity

I still see British nationalist fanatics insisting that Alex Salmond “lied” about the price of oil in┬áScotland’s Future. Now, it’s more than three years since that document was published by the Scottish Government, and nearly two and a half years … Continue reading

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Local elections cancelled!

There was a time, not all that long ago, when the idea of British Labour in Scotland (BLiS) teaming up with the British Tories would have been shocking. Any suggestion that BLiS voters would transfer their allegiance en masse to … Continue reading

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British sickness

I find two things disturbing about reactions to the Scottish Government’s position on Brexit. Firstly, the mindless, vitriolic hatred that British nationalist fanatics have for Nicola Sturgeon. Many of these extremists can’t even bring themselves to write her name. There’s … Continue reading

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