Posted by: Alastair Rosie | June 22, 2014

Memories of 1297

Angel of Mercy will be released on July 1st.

In retrospect, how does the Wars of Independence impact on the debate over the referendum today?
Catriona: (frowns) Without reciting old poems or singing the old songs I would say it still has quite a big impact. Cressingham’s treatment of the Scots influenced English attitudes towards the Scots. The Highland Clearances, the ban on wearing the tartan, the cultural vandalism of the English when they suppressed the Scots way of life, our language was driven to the point of extinction. The prejudice is still carried on today, I saw echoes of Cressingham’s evil in Thatcher’s poll tax that was levied only on the Scots. Like the fat tax collector, she nursed a desire to crush the Scots for no reason than the fact they spoke a different dialect. The No campaign is based largely on fear and the casual racism that is part and parcel of the Westminster elites. These people have never had to find money for rent, food and shelter.  Read more…

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