Thursday, 18 September 2014

"The Scots Kingdom was Europe's Afghanistan"

Niall Ferguson writing in the Telegraph:
"Scottish history offers proof that even the most failed state can be fixed – by uniting with a richer and more tranquil neighbour. For most of the early modern period, the Scots kingdom was Europe’s Afghanistan. In the Highlands and the Hebrides, feudal warlords ruled over an utterly impoverished populace in conditions of lawlessness and internecine clan conflict.  

"Another Scotland has sprung up. ...What did history have to do with Scotland’s future as a new Scandinavian-style haven for egalitarianism, inclusiveness, clean energy, world peace and all the other things implicitly repudiated by the gimlet-eyed Tory bampots?"
Lots to chew over on voting day.
Politically this is a lefty operation with a dose of deep brain territoriality.
The upside would be Tories ascendant in Westminster.
Not that we love them so much.

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