Finlay Green* London, October 4, 2014 (Alochonaa): Nationalism is widely regarded as a poisonous ideology, and it’s not hard to see why. From Nazism to the Balkans conflict of the 1990s, nationalism has all too often been the political manifestation of xenophobia, leaving a trail of devastation in […]
Steve Price-Thomas* Hanoi, September 17, 2014 (Alochonaa): I love Scotland. If I was reborn Scottish, I would be delighted (assuming that it was not as one of the Krankies). I’ve been thinking of writing this for many months. I know that the independence debate has strained families and […]
As Scotland prepares to vote on independence, we bring the words from independence advocate and Scottish MP, John Finnie. He makes the case that Scotland, with its local values, smaller scale and valuable resources, is stronger alone.
That means making our own policy where it suits Scotland determined by the democratic will of the Scottish people. Scotland will be a partner for peace and security in the World on its own terms.
Unfortunately, there is a belief among some Scots that ‘if you are English, you are bad’. This attitude is sometimes manifested through verbal, physical and emotional abuse, coupled with giving Scottish nationals preference over English nationals in the job sector. A perhaps accepted behaviour in Scottish society is to use racist language against the “English people”; and anti-English sentiment is quite openly displayed.
This is the first part of “The Nationalism Debate Series” and Politician’s Column. To learn more about Scottish independence please click here Martyn Geddes* In September, Scotland will go to the polls to decide on its future. The question is a simple Yes or NO to separation from […]