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Regrets for small things lost

Two tiny incidents were tempting me to write – more in sorrow than anger – about how years of strident Scottish nationalism have coarsened day-to-day life and affected civilised discourse, not only in Scotland but more widely in the UK. … Continue reading

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Symbols, bloody symbols!

Many years ago I worked for a regional council when there was an almighty stooshy – about a flagpole. A village primary school had inherited one of them in its playground, the long-forgotten gift of some laird or local worthy. … Continue reading

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The SNP and international solidarity

I tweeted the image above yesterday evening. It drew an immediate response on the febrile medium that is Twitter, a few comments in favour, more against. I was trying to make a particular point (of which more later) that not … Continue reading

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