We use cookies to track usage and preferences. See Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
EU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the European Union version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > iScot Magazine > November 2017 > Neil Ascherson Poland beckons

Neil Ascherson Poland beckons

WHEN I MET Neil Ascherson, one of our finest journalists, historians and political thinkers, my first question was: “How’s the application for Polish citizenship coming along?”

He laughed, for the first of many times during our lengthy reminiscence, seeing where that came from, an interview a few years ago in which he said that if Scotland voted to stay in the UK and Britain voted to leave the European Union he would seek a Polish passport.

“It’s very hard to get,” he replied. “You need a long, permanent residence, which at my age rather rules me out. Apparently, mere affection is not enough.”

Ascherson turned 85 a couple of days before we met at a friend’s house in Edinburgh during one of his frequent sojourns back to his home city from London.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of iScot Magazine - November 2017
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - November 2017
€3.49
Or 349 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2.83 per issue
SAVE
19%
€33.99
Or 3399 points

View Issues

About iScot Magazine

iScot Magazine November 2017
Ways to Pay Pocketmags Payment Types
At Pocketmags you get Secure Billing Great Offers HTML Reader Gifting options Loyalty Points