Mark Smith of the Fall, well the Fallen Scotsman, is infuriated because Nicola suggested that Scotland might have a greater tendency toward certain democratic, collectivist, values of the kind currently far from evident in the dominant narrative of elite control and heartless disregard for the infirm and the poor or the just different, currently spewing out of England’s politicians, journalists and member of the public interviewed in the streets. The BBC documentary series exploring who we might allow to stay in Britain shows how far the rot has set in.
Well, I know we’re not absolutely different and that some of us Scots are right hunts but then 20% do vote Tory (nearly 40% in England). However, collectively there is evidence that enough of us share the kind of values that Big Eck said we could use to make a ‘better nation’. From many earlier posts here see: