November 3, 2012

Euro-Skeptics and Petty Nationalists

Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman

AP Photo

Europe has been in the headlines in the last two weeks. There was Alex Salmond’s little legal controversy on EU matters, followed by David Cameron’s problems with his backbenchers on Europe. If it is possible to rise above Scots insularity and petty partisanship, which we have seen in the last week, it would be helpful to note the wider European and international dimension in which the Scottish self-government and independence debate is now located.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Scotland, UK, European Union

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

October 21, 2012
Seven Days That Shook David Cameron
Iain Martin, Daily Telegraph
It's been one of the worst weeks since the Prime Minister came to power. How can the Government get back on track? more ››
October 27, 2012
The Endangered United Kingdom
Neil Rogachevsky, The National Interest
British prime minister David Cameron visited Scotland earlier this month. Cameron was mano a mano with Scottish Independence Leader and supposed opponent Alex Salmond, but it was all handshakes and smiles. Her majesty’s... more ››
"Stands Scotland where it did?" This is the question, asked by Macduff in Shakespeare'sMacbeth that now concentrates minds in Edinburgh and London alike. The battle for Scotland is also a battle for Britain in which the stakes... more ››
October 24, 2012
Scotland's Independence Fantasies
Brian Wilson, The Scotsman
THERE’S no reason to believe Scotland would be welcomed by bodies such as Nato and the EU, writes Brian Wilson. I must confess that an interest in Catalonian politics was not the principal reason for my presence in... more ››
October 21, 2012
What Quebec Could Learn from Scotland
Montreal Gazette
As Scotland moves into referendum mode, it is to be hoped that the cordial and cooperative spirit behind this week’s historic deal will continue through the campaign itself. Quebec should see that there is strategic wisdom... more ››