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Is home rule enough?

Dear Andrew,

It is many years since you and I were foot soldiers in the Portobello Labour party in Edinburgh. Scottish politics looks very different today (alas, the same cannot be said for Scottish football). The polls predict a substantial SNP lead over Labour in next May’s elections for the Scottish parliament. Some polls also show a majority in favour of outright independence, especially among the under-30s, who have no memory of the second world war high watermark of Britishness.

None of this comes as a surprise to me, or those like me, who defected…

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