“Does this sorry and bloody history negate support for independence? Firstly, only by breaking from a British state desperately clinging to a belief it remains an imperial power, can we come to terms with that history.
Secondly, Scotland’s role in the Empire was reflected in brutal exploitation at home. Prior to the First World War Scottish workers suffered lower wages than their English counterparts and worse housing. The trade unions were weaker north of the border and strikes fewer. The exploitation was largely at the hands of Scottish employers.”
Looks like I have another book to read!
This article echoes what I have always maintained; the main ‘enemy’ of the Scottish people has not been ‘the English’ but the nobility and the wealthy (historically the same), English and Scottish.