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Scottish nationalism has peaked

The case for independence is becoming harder to make

By Alex Renton   September 2016

Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish First Minister ©Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

On a wall on the old railway line—now a bike path—near my house in Leith someone has splashed “SNLA” in primrose paint. The acronym is that of the Scottish National Liberation Army, a small organisation that grabbed headlines in the 1990s, when several SNLA men were jailed for acts of minor and incompetent terrorism. Its last recorded coup was in 2002 when a teenager sent a bottle of drain cleaner…

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