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Sunday, 13 July 2014
Not the face of Unionism or new pin up boy.
Maybe last Thursdays Question Time showed the difference how British Nationalism (Unionism) is treated compared with that of Welsh of Scottish Nationalism.
Filmed in Scotland, the question of the forthcoming referendum was obviously – Nigel from Inverness who delivered a outburst that if it had been delivered in favour of Scottish Independence would have been mocked by the NO side and held up as an example of the sought of nationalism that the YES side were promoting
Instead it was a rant for the Union
I was born in Inverness, I’m a passionate Highlander, and I love Scotland. I will take a stand to keep the United Kingdom together. I will give my life for my country as my grandfather did in the First World War.”
Fair enough he has a a right to his view point
Though it was very shouty and ended with the bizarre dénouement
"in the name of Jesus".
Of course his is in no way the voice of Unionism though it seems Nigel has seemed to become a bit of a hero in some NO quarters.
But let's face it if a YES supporter had behaved in s similar eccentric way then Blogs like Left Foot Forward would be showing it and making snide remarks about "The True Face of Nationalism"
It like the issue over Cybernats. Offensive remarks from the YES side are rightly deride but no one in the media seem to even admit that equally offensive remarks come from the NO side.
Indeed the term Cybernats is seemed to a be perfectly . Whilst referring to the Tolls on the other side as say Webbrits would probably be denounced.
The outburst from the man from Inverness may not be the Face of Unionism but maybe the worrying thing is that some Unionist don't seem to mind if it was.