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Scotland is the victim of Westminster’s constitutional doublethink

A response to Philip Rycroft

By Sionaidh Douglas-Scott  

Photo: Kay Roxby/Alamy Stock Photo

Philip Rycroft has written a thoughtful article on Scotland. He suggests “It is not too late to renew the marriage vows.” This nuptial image reminds us that the union was a voluntary treaty between two countries—Scotland was not conquered nor ceded to England, and, just as in a marriage, Scotland could decide to leave. Rycroft also suggests that renewing the vows “will require wisdom, statecraft, and a generosity of spirit that is sadly lacking in the political discourse of the south.” I can’t…

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