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Celtic-End Singer Origin: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson) (104* d) RE: Flower of Scotland 06 Aug 99

Again I agree with you to some extent, Steve. They decided they wanted some guinnea-pigs to try this thing out on and we were a convenient, marginalised, out of the way place where no-one would care too much. They've done it so many times: Trident nuclear submarines in the Clyde, the closure of the Ravenscraig steel works, the systematic dismantling of our industruies, the plunder of North Sea oil, the clearly dangerous Dounrey nuclear waste reprocessing plant. The Tories could get away with anything here because no-one here voted for them (Peak 14% of the vote) and they had no votes to lose. But I think it was also a blatant example of a previously more subtle racism. Pure and simple. They exploited the existence of Scotland's seperate legal system and local government system in order to excuse specifically Scottish legislation.

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