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I used to think that the English cheerily tolerated the Scots. Now I'm not so sure. The Scotophobia test will come if Gordon Brown ever becomes prime minister

By David Stenhouse   August 2004

There is a large pile of letters on the desk in front of me, provoked by an article I wrote in the Daily Mail in June about my countrymen’s dominance in today’s Britain. I argued that the number of Scots in the Blair government and the media had turned the traditional relationship between the Scots and the English on its head. Once we Scots were seen as the perfect deputies, trusted to run the day-to-day management of Britain and the empire while all the difficult decisions were taken by the English. Now the Scots dominate Britain’s power elite, and a…

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