Scotland and England: A Priceless Relationship

The debate on Scottish independence has been dominated by economic arguments, to its detriment, argues Tim Stanley.

'Sawney Scot and John Bull', an English print published in 1792. 'Sawney' was an English nickname for a ScotsmanWhen you forget why you started doing something it becomes progressively harder to justify why you carry on doing it. The debate over Scottish independence is a case in point. Why continue with the Union between Scotland and England, if we can’t remember how it came about or what it is for?

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