There are a number of reasons why ego, “born in Scotland to born in Scotland parents, whose parents and parents parents etc. were all born in Scotland, hopes that at some stage in the not too distant future the Scots will solve their own national issue, before moving on to the more important issue of establishing a fairer and more equal society. No need to delve into that here though and suffice to say there are lots and lots of reasons why the break up of the union is desirable. One of those reasons is, unfortunately, one that the SNP doesn’t seem quite ready to resolve, and that is the issue of Liz Windsor and her motley crew.
Nevertheless, the good news is the Guardian reports that “public celebrations of the jubilee have been more muted” (… is the suggestion that people will be celebrating privately) north of the border and it would even appear that in my home city, Glasgow, those “muted” declarations of joy have been almost confined to a bunch of Orangemen staging parades that will culminate in two street parties. Well, well, with them peeing all over Kelvingrove Park and elsewhere, after knocking back their six or seven cans of special brew in public, and with them banging their drums and singing their songs, we might perhaps doubt that the celebrations in Glasgow will hardly be “more muted” than those south of the border.
Still, rest assured, this bunch of “yesteryear” people constitute what is almost a lunatic fringe and, despite Rosa Luxemburg’s freedom for those who think differently, we can at least hope that in a modern Scotland that has realised its national aspirations and is moving towards a socialist society they will become an even more insignificant minority. For the time being, however, they represent, for the most part, a not so strange phenomena of a group of mostly underprivileged and excluded peoplen who appear to want to identify with those who shaft them on a regular basis. How sad!