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Drowning in symbols – the insecurity of nationalism

Someone pointed out to me the other day that the concession card known to most Scottish senior citizens as their bus pass has changed names. He whipped his wallet out to prove the point to me. The old one was … Continue reading

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The white rose of shame, the Zippo of lunacy

Today’s post features two stalwarts of the Scottish separation movement who may or may not be happy to be seen in each other’s company. Both perpetrate actions that combine offensiveness with stupidity and more than a dash of unintended humour. … 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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