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Posted By: GUEST,Rahere
21-Sep-14 - 08:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: scottish independence
Subject: RE: BS: scottish independence
What did amuse me was Salmond quoting from Scott's Bonnie Dundee as his future course. You can just see him on a warhorse galloping out of the West Gate on the way to the Airport...
That's the problem with quoting from the Victorian romantics, they miss some important bits out - like John Graham being not just the first Jacobite leader, but also and foremost a firm and unbudging Tory. The song refers to an incident of 18th March 1689, which was soon followed by letters from him protesting that he was living peaceably at home and not in revolt. The rest of Claverhouse' tale was being chased around Scotland until he was able to face the Orange troops at Killiekrankie, where he met his end, within the year.
So if that's Salmond's expectations, well then, Cameron will be well satisfied, I would think.