Sunday, June 26, 2016

The consolations of British nationalism

It is far too early to assess the impact of Brexit on the SNP.

Previously nationalism in Scotland had an advantage because it was countered by a blergh pan-EU nothingness.

Fine for the people who did well out of the EU but offering nothing to those left behind.

Into that cultural vacuum the SNP poured the consolations of Scottish nationalism and exceptionalism.

What few people have realised since last Thursday is that the United Kingdom is a nation once again.

A rival nationalism is now on offer to Scottish people.

And if handled correctly, the consolations of British nationalism will prove to be far stronger than localist Scottish nationalism.

It is time to beat the SNP at their own game.

And we should do this by strengthening and refinancing British institutions.

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