In July, I was able to write:
‘Around 7 000 Syrian refugees have been settled across the UK yet a disproportionate 1 800 or nearly 25% have been welcomed to Scotland. The Syrian war and refugee flood has been described as the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II so the UK intake is frankly pathetic. Scotland’s greater hospitality, looks to me like just another example of the many ways in which we are different enough from England to be seen as a different country and logically an independent one. I know it’s only 1 800 and we should get carried away with ourselves.’
You might like to read a longer piece I wrote last year on the wider context of the issue at:
The target of resettling 2 000 refugees has now been met three years early. I take a little pride in this, nevertheless.