Scotland can do better than the UK speaking for us on the world stage

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Scotland can do better than the UK speaking for us on the world stage

INTERNATIONAL diplomacy is a long slog – credibility is slowly built up over years, relationships nurtured and contacts gathered, and can be thrown away in moments. It has long been said that states do not have friends, they have interests. Most diplomacy happens in private, with little immediate payback or applause, this is why politicians do not tend to be diplomats and vice versa.

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Scotland can do better than the UK speaking for us on the world stage