Recently Greggs the bakers and Spar have gotten into hot water over individual stores’ management and members of staff turning Scottish banknotes away. In the past this irked us, but we dealt with it.
Why would a Scottish recession excite the British media and why were so many Scottish unionists itching for news that we had gone into recession? We don’t really have to answer those questions. The answers are quite obvious.
No one wants unsavoury characters knocking on the door of Number 10, bullying the poor woman who lives there into performing sexual favours to buy more time to cough up the dough.
As a country we have come to see that the only way to have what we voted for is to be an independent nation and forge our own path in the wider community of nations.
This would be the absolute economic vindication of Trumpism, flooding the US economy with extra cash and jobs – and doubtlessly securing him a second term and a place in the history books of American expansionism.
Statesmanship; the duteous service of the state for its own sake, for all its faults, has given way to a new business of politicking – that of gamesmanship and careerist populism.
Two years later and it would seem to be the case that Scotland has experienced an economic miracle without anyone noticing. Scotland, it would appear from reading the British media, is more than capable of either carving out an agreement by which we can remain in both unions or going it alone.
Scotland and Northern Ireland rejected leaving the European Union and now only English Conservative MPs will have a say on the terms on which we will be exiting against our will.