The Bridges Over a Manacled Country

13 Feb

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By Jason Michael

SCOTLAND AND ITS POLITICS are a great comfort to an author whose attentions are split between two homes on opposite shores of the Irish Sea. While the earth was moving in Ireland as Sinn Féin shook the very foundations of the Free State establishment and sent a shiver of fear over Britain and its political ruling class, I could rest easy – safe in the knowledge nothing much would change in Scotland. Yes, perhaps this assessment is unfair and maybe a little cruel. Scotland has changed a great deal over the past decade. Our constitutional outlook is better today than it has been in three centuries, but the strategic thinking of our current leadership tends to be more like Aesop’s tortoise than the image of Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish we’re getting used to in Dublin.

After a week of frenetic and electrifying politicking in Ireland, returning…

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