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You can’t have a Union Day if there is no Union

19 Sep

Wee Ginger Dug

Yesterday, 18 September, was the anniversary of Scotland’s first independence referendum. Only the anniversary of the first one, mind. There will be another. However since the first one produced the result that opponents of independence craved, they are determined that Scottish democracy should be preserved in aspic, forever stuck in the hours after the 18th of September 2014 like some Groundhog Day without any laughs or star quality. But it’s worse than that, Bill Murray was at least an agent of his own destiny, trapped as he was in the same day repeating itself for ever.

The British nationalist ideal for Scotland is to be stuck passively watching a David Starkey documentary about the Great British monarchy on a loop for all eternity, while our eyelids are held open, our mouths are gagged, and the Tories and Labour scream “You’re happy! This is what you voted for! Smile or I’ll…

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Independence: Four Years On

19 Sep

The lion still roars!

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By Jason Michael

NOWHERE WAS THE SICKNESS of unionism spelt out more starkly than in The Telegraph newspaper the day after Scotland voted No to independence. On the 19 September 2014, the morning no few independence supporters woke as if to a funeral, the right-wing Conservative paper was breathing a “sigh of relief” as its headline gloated to its readers “Scotland’s No vote: what it means for your money.” The campaign for independence in Scotland brought to the surface something we had always known, that this was a struggle for a better future – a better Scotland. Our independence referendum was nothing short of a national Titanomachy in which the powers of the British establishment, wealth and privilege, and big business were pitted against ordinary Scots who saw in this their last best hope for something better.

It came as no surprise that The Telegraph – as…

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