Alex Massie

The Case for Independence

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After the jump, the best case for Scottish independence. Oh yes.

I especially like Big Jock's assertion that anyone living south of Edinburgh is, whether they ken it or no', actually English. That's a sentiment he might think about keeping to himself, should he ever find himself in these parts. Granted, all political parties attract unwelcome support from loonies such as this but, though exaggerated, there are a good number of nationalist politicians at Holyrood who'd agree, in broad terms, with Big Jock's list of grievances even if, one trusts, they wouldn't endorse his claim that the English are just waiting for an opportunity to commit genocide in Scotland...

Anyhoo, this is great stuff.

[Hat-tip Scottish Unionist]

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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