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The absurdity of the independence of Scotland

When King James VI of Scotland ascended to the English throne in 1603 and became James I of England, after the death of the childless monarch, Elizabeth I, he began working towards the union of the two kingdoms. The Scottish … Continue reading

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Why break the empire for the sake of it

I asked a Scottish colleague today whether he supports Scotland’s independence. “Absolutely not,” he said. “I will go home [on the referendum day] just to vote.” He said that Scotland today has both the benefits of Scotland and being a … Continue reading

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