The strongest sense of identity and smart enough to know why?

Even before a decade and more of Tory policies hammering us more strongly into knowing who we are, the people of Scotland had by far the strongest sense of identity and so, potentially the strongest of cases for autonomy.

And, the above is no blood and soil, uneducated ethnic nationalism like that found in parts of England but based on the most educated population in Europe:

Can we take some pride in this? Just a bit?

8 thoughts on “The strongest sense of identity and smart enough to know why?

  1. The Brit Nat’s, and their colonial media, are hammering our collective spirit into an unbreakable bond of resistance.

    We have now had three decades of political bad-mouthing of Scotland, and nationalist bigotry from the media, and all it has done is unify us.
    300 years of colonial rule, sitting on a vast sea of oil, which enriched our nearest independent neighbour, and we are a “basket-case”!!!

    Rennie, DRoss and Starwars–useful idiots for the suppression of their own country.

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  2. How can this be
    Are we not too stupid
    Oh yes we are to continue accepting colonial rule
    Smarten up
    Independence is NOT theirs to grant
    It is ours to TAKE

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  3. “We have now had three decades of political bad-mouthing of Scotland, and nationalist bigotry from the media…”
    From my own experience, I can confirm that this can slip under the radar for many. BUT, when you’ve noticed it once, you see it everywhere and wonder how you can ever have missed it.

    Maybe enlightenment is the key?

    “Rennie, DRoss and Starwars–useful idiots for the suppression of their own country.”
    Indeed. Brainwashed or complicit?

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  4. This is excellent news and all the more so considering the contempt shown by our colonial masters who take many of the top jobs in management, administration, culture and education, have tried to suppress our languages, and consistently ridicule our representatives in Westminster.
    Time we told them we are leaving.

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    1. Or time we told them they are leaving, byeee. 😉
      Yes, most of the top jobs in academia, culture and even the sciences, go to people from England. It’s as if there is no one Scottish with the talent or qualifications to take on such difficult tasks in galleries etc…I am being a bit sarky in this comment btw, it’s all true though, to a large extent.

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  5. I see that on the bar graph there is no place for ‘England’. Instead they are represented by the United Kingdom, which suggests that they would be even lower on the graph.

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  6. One of the ‘attack lines’ from Labour politicians in 2014 was the supporting independence was ‘identity politics’. They did not explain what they meant by this, but it is clear that they considered it a BAD THING. Their avowed Britishness did not seem to register with them as ‘identity politics’.

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