In Issue 283 Donnachadh McCarthy makes a plea for a “Great Democratic Reform Act”. Most observers outside Scotland will not realise how this chimes with an increasingly politicised Scottish electorate. Through the decades such a plea from what at one stage the Westminster Establishment wished to rename “North Britain” has fallen on deaf ears and the agents of state have been mobilised over the years accordingly. Thus the newspaper magnates and others dutifully indulged in social engineering in order to maintain London power and influence over what they regarded as Regions ...


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