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The false equivalence

British Nationalists often question the Pro-European stance of supporters of Scottish Independence, describing it as an idiosyncratic position.

From their point of view, why would an independent country, with its newly acquired powers, seek to concede them to another supranational entity?

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The Nudge Theory

Every time the tsunami wave of a new scandal hits the shore of social media, the outpouring of scorn and condemnation rushes upstream like a wall of debris.

The debate becomes so muddy and heavy with foreign objects that when the inrush subsides all this slduge and rubbish remains behind, polluting the ground where we stand.

Little by little, we get used to trampling over broken glass shards, fallen walls, snapped wires and wading in stinking sewer slurry.

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