Spare us the cliches about ‘Scottish values’ and meaningless patriotism | Kevin McKenna

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Spare us the cliches about ‘Scottish values’ and meaningless patriotism | Kevin McKenna

My pride in my people and wish for independence aren’t the same as belief in the stereotypes and blind loyalty to a nationA segment of the BBC’s Commonwealth Games update on Friday induced a twinkle of pride and mirth. There was Tom Daley, after a gold medal dive, looking sleek and sculpted and speaking about discrimination against LGBT people in other Commonwealth nations. In his moment of triumph, he didn’t espouse patriotic pride but highlighted the repression suffered by people…

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Spare us the cliches about ‘Scottish values’ and meaningless patriotism | Kevin McKenna