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Response to T_i_B (Reply #68)

Wed May 11, 2016, 04:13 PM

69. True.

Though in the early years of the Scottish Assembly, it was more collegiate, partly because it was largely a relatively cosy stitch-up between Labour and the Lib Dems. Which is probably how its founding fathers envisaged it continuing. This latest turn of the electoral cycle could see some interesting developments, we'll just have to wait and see.

Sectarianism, imported from Ireland and clung onto by a vociferous minority, has been a reality in Scotland for a long, long time, as I think you and I discussed at some length and with no little heat not long after I first started posting in this group.

To blame the SNP for such polarization doesn't take into account the party's widespread appeal nor its actual conduct. But they're evidently a handy scapegoat for observers from afar, so I'm done defending them here for now.

I was asked up there for my observations. I've offered them.

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