Category: Scotland

What did the Scottish Independence Referendum tell us about Nationalism?

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 […]

Scottish Independence: A British Perspective

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.