I DO not think there could be a better condemnation of the scourge of nationalism than William Loneskie’s letter (23 August), in which he says that “the people who run the SNP want power not for Scotland but over Scotland”. Its sharp succinctness is worth volumes.
He cites nationalists in saying: “Forget the Battle of Britain or the Battle of the Atlantic but remember Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge. Don’t mention the war because it was a war and a victory against nationalism.”
In striking contrast, on the hill overlooking Flodden field, scene of Scotland’s greatest tragedy, “the flowers of the forest are a’ wede away”, there stands a Celtic cross.
The simple inscription reads: “To the brave of two nations”. I imagine you won’t find chivalry in the nationalists’ “politics of grievance”, any more than integrity in honouring Scotland’s obligations.
William Loneskie’s letter was spot on. It summed up the essence of nationalism which creates divisions.
The SNP is trying to trap us into a lock-down situation. Why are we putting in place borders and barriers on the back of corrosive anti-English rhetoric?
See John Lennon’s Imagine: “Imagine there’s no countries, it’s easy if you can. Nothing to fight or die for.”