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Gov cans 'national day' plans

David

Pride

Mistake on my last comment, I should have written that 83.44% of Scots reject separatism, not 93.44%.

It was my understanding, Andrew, that Kipling (hardly modest in his patriotism) was condemning the lack of respect being shown to the flag in that chapter. Further to that, Sir Arthur Harris’s thoughts on British over-modesty in his ‘Bomber Offensive’ (Chapter 3) are interesting. Modest pride might be all well and good when most people share it, but it is all too common now to openly disparage our country and our achievements: if modest pride was ever appropriate, it certainly isn’t now.

Still Scottish, Always British—Quis separabit?

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David

Proud the Union Jacks fly over Scotland’s capital

@Craig—do you have anything to contribute to the debate other than insults? No amount of insults from you can change the fact that the SNP’s Holyrood mandate stems from only 16.66% of the Scottish electorate. No amount of insults from you can change the fact that 93.44% of the Scottish electorate reject separatism. Separatists are just another power-seeking minority, and rule by an unrepresentative minority is called tyranny.

Still Scottish, Always British—Quis separabit?

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David

...and another 405 years after that.

@Craig—your likeminded is an unrepresentative minority, your Holyrood-residing separatists deriving their mandate from no more than 16.66% of the Scottish electorate (which is likely higher than their true support). Britishness 'outdated'? And resurrecting a nation that has not existed as an independent entity for over 4 centuries is modern, is it? As for your 'deep Scots roots are Scottish. Full stop.'—amongst the SNP'ers elected to Holyrood was an Aussie soap actress and the son of a Ukranian war criminal. And let's not forget Scotland's most famous separatist, Calafornia-resident Sean Connery—his Scottish roots don't even extend as far as his tax return.

Still Scottish, Always British—Quis separabit?

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David

Here’s to another 405 years...

Given that ‘Great Britain’ was the term decreed by our own James VI to describe his new kingdom, and that he chose the design of the Union Jack as the common flag of that new kingdom, the concept ‘British’ is actually very Scottish, so to speak.

And what's with the ‘our politics’ Craig @15:00—speak for yourself: the separatists have no mandate in Scotland, only obtaining 16.66% of the Scottish electorate in the devolved election (and many of those votes were likely protest votes, most Jocks considering the Scottish parliament an irrelevance; their true support is probably nearer the 10.76% they gained in 2005).

Still Scottish, Always British—Quis separabit?

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