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The SNP’s world view is narrow—and wrong

Edinburgh Castle: “Social justice is not just for Scotland but is a universal ideal”

In her speech in December, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s deputy first minister and deputy leader of the Scottish National Party said this: “My conviction that Scotland should be independent stems from the principles not of identity or nationality but of democracy and social justice.” And contained within that short statement is a chasm of error and a misunderstanding of both the past and the present.

It misunderstands the past because the great advances such as the…

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