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England, Scotland and the ‘Borderlands’

The announcement of the Scottish independence referendum – a decision equal in its short-sightedness and of comparable ignorance to the original moves towards devolution initiated by Tony Blair – has produced reactions ranging from narcissistic grandstanding, to pedantic infighting to … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman and England

This weekend, the world-famous steam locomotive, the London and North Eastern Railway’s A1 No.4472 Flying Scotsman, was finally unveiled after a lengthy restoration. Bedecked in its wartime black livery, the machine remains as ethereal, graceful and majestic as it did … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence: An English Perspective

“I do not believe that the loyalty of those many who over those 270 years, and particularly in this century, worked together and died together as part of the union under the Crown, was to the Crown quite simply, even … Continue reading

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When in Scotland…

Yesterday, unknown to many of us mere mortals, Danny Alexander, the hastily-appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury, went on a visit to the Scottish Parliament. You know, this one… The result? A series of the most perplexing, duplicitous and muddle-headed … Continue reading

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