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The ‘no’ campaign’s problem was that it sounded like me

Were all Scotland’s credible populist figures in favour of independence? Or were the rest just scared to speak out?

Journalistically speaking, it’s been a good year to be Scottish and Jewish. Had I been a Welsh Zoroastrian, say, I doubt I’d have had nearly so much to say.

In recent months, obviously, it’s been the Scottish thing that has really taken off. I used to be marginally Scottish, irrelevantly Scottish; never realising that a period of being helpfully Scottish was just around the corner.

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