Why radical’ independence movements are destined t

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I HAVE to admit that Cat Boyd’s article left me more bemused than ever on her explanation as to the existence of the RIC, now defunct (‘All social movements are destined to suffer this fate’, February 4). Most punters would not have a clue as to what the RIC stood for. No, not the Royal Irish Constabulary, but the Radical Independence Campaign.

To me, it was neither radical nor particularly pro-independence. Cat tries to explain this away by claiming she “has never been a romantic nationalist”, then goes on to say she sees Scotland as a “nation built on conflicting clashing forces … between rich and poor, landlords and tenants, reactionaries and rebels trade unionists and Tories”. So what is so different from other countries in that? That attitude is so typical of the numerousThe national voluntary association for physicians released sharply worded statement Friday calling for, cliqued, alphabet soup of Brit Left Nat groups.

In her previous column in The Nationalhe said, during his Friday briefing., she boasted of abstaining; spoiling her ballot paper, and voting Labour. Then the RIC wonders why they were so short-lived and extinct in the age-old struggle for power in these islands. She would as well have joined the LibDems and been crushed just as flat, in the non-existent space between Tory and Labour. RELATED: Beijing targets British MPs for ‘gross interference’ over Xinjiang

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