Christmas truce

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As ALEX Salmond prepares to put to bed his overinflated ego this Christmas Eve, he would do well to recall a momentous occasion almost a century ago. History was made when British and European soldiers put aside their differences, albeit for a short time, to celebrate their love of family and humanity.

I quote from our Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy: “All night, along the Western Front, they sang, the enemies – carols, hymns, folk songs, anthems, in German, English, French; each battalion choired in its grim trench.”

Mr Salmond, we Scots need and love our neighbours.


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