I was surprised to read earler that Gordon Brown is making it his mission to challenge Scottish nationalism. Surprised and impressed. This is not a safe move for him at all, there's plenty of people in Scotland without a realistic perspective on the world that ulll hate him for this. All nationalism and patriotism is crap, and ironically the nationalistic tendencies of the Scots are one of the things that make me least proud of being a Scot. Its basically insecurity, no nation with any real self-esteem would be so deluded as to feel that if it wasn't for country X holding US back we'd rule the we'd have cured cancer and we'd have conquered space, especially not a tiny country with a smaller population than London. And a more self-aware country would realise how pathetic it looked whining on aloutit all the time and shouting its ridiculous delusions to the world. Whether you're a country or a person if you need to feel superior to someone else or you feel a need for your place in the grand scheme of things to be much higher than is realistic thats not healthy, and far need to sort your head out. I look forward with interest to the programme on BBC2 on Friday 19th called A Chip On Each Shoulder looking at these issues. I'm so glad that its Charles Kennedy doing it, such a programme could easily have been on embarrasing heap of crap, but I don't think Charlie will let me down.
See you later