Referendum 2014
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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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A victory by any other name would taste as sweet - The Targe

A victory by any other name would taste as sweet - The Targe | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Imagine being the first man from the United Kingdom to win the Wimbledon Championships in seventy-seven years, then coming home to find the nation’s mood isn’t exclusively jubilant. After an impressive, euphoric win in three straight sets, it’s rather surprising that large swathes of old and new media are focussed not on Andy Murray, but on First Minister Alex Salmond, who excitedly waved a Scottish flag from the audience at the end of the match.


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Joan McAlpine: Alex Salmond has every right to fly Saltire for Andy Murray at Wimbledon

Joan McAlpine: Alex Salmond has every right to fly Saltire for Andy Murray at Wimbledon | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
JOAN MCALPINE says that the First Minister was right to show Scotland's colours in celebration of hero Andy's historic Wimbledon victory.
Peter A Bell's insight:

Joan McAlpine makes a very good point. As a lifelong supporter of Scotland's civic nationalist movement I have never considered the saltire to be a symbol of that movement. I have always considered it to stand for the whole country - nationalist and unionist alike.


It is unionists - or, at least, the more mindlessly fanatical among them - who now seem to want to define Scotland's flag exclusively as a symbol of the independence movement. They are as wrong in this as they are in so much else.

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