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Brit never ends well

Industrial action during the ‘Winter of discontent’ saw refuse piling up on the UK’s streets.

THE VAINGLORIOUS British exceptionalism of Boris Mogg- Farage and the Mad Brexiteers may seem extraordinary, but it is not unprecedented. Even limiting our perspective to living memory, the history of the UK is littered with spasmodic bouts of feverish hyper-patriotism. In what with hindsight looks like some sort of historical leapfrog game, all of these episodes seem to involve an effort to recapture the imagined glories of a misremembered earlier bout of the patriotic vapours. And, in what should be an informative pattern, the record shows a tendency for these moments of massively inflated pride to be interspersed with periods of abject misery.

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iScot issue number 45 2018 124 pages of the best crack in Scotland and beyond. Featuring the very best of wordsmiths in Scotland today. Robbie Dinwoodie, Alyn Smith MEP, James Kelly (iScot goes Pop, Peter A Bell, Jason Michael McCann, Vivien Martin, Allan Martin, Paul Kavanagh’s Wee Ginger Dug, Blaze’s Page,Fiona Grahame of Orkney News, Moira Dalgetty, Bill Dale, Indy Lawyer, Ran Bruce’s Spider, Dave Bowman, Gordon Craigie, Major Bloodnok and the most excellent Billy Kay.