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George Galloway: If you think Scottish nationalism is bad now, you ain't seen nothing yet

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08.07.2020

“Some men hate a crab. It runs sideways, not straight, disturbs the sand thirstily. They chase it madly, across the beach, with sticks.” Forty years ago I had that poem pinned to my office wall.

I've felt a bit like that crab in the last few days since I announced I was moving back to Scotland and intended to fight my old foes in the ruling SNP toe to toe.

I hate separatism. I loathe the partitioning of countries, particularly small ones. Especially when there's no need and where everyone will end up worse off, and weaker to do anything about it.

I opposed the partition of Ireland all of my life. I marched on the streets of London nearly 50 years ago against the partition of Cyprus. I believed in Yugoslavia, in Czechoslovakia, I even opposed the break-up of the USSR!

Yet oddly, it has become “left” (whatever that means nowadays) to........

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