Tag Archives: Independence

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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Happy 63rd birthday, Israel!

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Barak’s departure from Avoda makes Israeli politics clearer

Israel’s Defence Minister and a long-time leader of the Avoda (Labour) party, Ehud Barak announced today that he will leave his party, saying that he was tired of the infighting within the party. In many ways he did what his … Continue reading

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