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john c Donald Dewar/Flower of Scotland (20) RE: Donald Dewer/Flower of Scotland 14 Oct 00

I was watching the news on the box when I heard about Donald Dewars death and it occured to me that nearly all the other main stories were about the fight for independence and the right for a national group to rule itself. Whether its in Ireland, Spain, the Middle East, ex-Yugoslavia, the Philipines.....the list goes on and on....and all these places have seen so much bloodshed and killing in trying to achieve their aim.
In Scotland, a huge degree of independence (with a lot more to come!)has been reached without a drop of blood being spilled and Donald Dewars role in achieving this was unestimable. Its a tremendous legacy he leaves behind him and Scotland can be proud to have shown what can be achieved without violence. (Maybe a wee bit too much patriotism creeping in here....hmmmm)
Anyway, he was a great statesman - and deserves a damn site better song than Flower of Scotland..... "wee bit hill and glen".... aw, cīmon!!!
Aw ra best
Jock (for the occasion!)

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