Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Scotland and NL - Independent together

While nationalists have been using Iceland, Ireland and even Malta as possible models for an independent Newfoundland and Labrador, they seem to have missed Scotland.

Check this piece from the Financial Times of London. It provides an interesting perspective on the rise and effects of Scottish nationalism.

With passages like the following, it's pretty inflammatory and yet so, so familiar:
"Can Scotland expect a larger handout from the UK exchequer or international oil companies? This small-minded, grasping materialism is characteristic of much debate in the Scottish parliament and on the hustings. That attitude provides the strongest argument against Scottish independence."

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