Die Stamp Patriots and the English Left

One of the most disappointing things about the independence referendum was the response of large parts of the English left to the Yes campaign. Although pockets of sympathy existed on the radical fringes of the English commentariat – Tariq Ali, George Monbiot and Anthony Barnett all came out for Yes – the broad consensus, encompassing Observer liberals, Fabian academics and Old Labour social democrats, was deeply hostile. On the eve of the poll, the Guardian’s Martin Kettle warned against the Read more [...]