Mansfield Fox

Law student. Yankees fan. Massive fraggle. Just living the American dream.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

If It's Not Scottish, It's Crap!

OK, one more thought on the British election. I understand the need for a Scottish Nationalist Party, since it provides a voice in Parliament for people who want Scotland to be an independent country (not a terrible idea, in my view). But, seriously, do the Scots need their own Socialist and Green parties, too? Are Scots really this proud and disagreeable? With a rational people, those who wanted independence would put aside their other policy differences until independence was achieved (cf: Ireland, America). Or, realizing that independence was not going to happen, they'd throw in their hats with whatever major Britain-wide party they were most sipatico with. But we're not exactly talking about a rational people here. We're talking Scots.