I can’t resist quoting what Bob Geldof says in today’s Daily Record:
“The logic of the 21st century and immediate future is towards co-operation, consensus and compromise as opposed to the murderous 20th century which was defined by competition. Why retreat into the past. Why regress to an imagined national idyll.
What interest does the world have in Scotland or England unilaterally? The nation state is dead. The 21st century is about interdependence.”
“It’s a very healthy sense to understand who you are as a people and your place in this world. That’s normal human instinct. We have a word for it – it’s called patriotism. But when it’s manipulated into the base metal of politics, which is nationalism – when political people on both sides of the argument do that – you have to be very wary. You really must think through these things.”