The dead weight of Westminster meant Scotland could not copy New Zealand

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The dead weight of Westminster meant Scotland could not copy New Zealand

SCOTLAND must be free of the Treaty of Union with England now. When that was made, Scotland had a quarter of the population of England. Now it has 8.4%. Whether you count the people of a country as its wealth or the basis of its democratic power, this means that England has accrued the difference between these two figures from Scotland to its own substance in the three centuries since the Treaty was made. That is to say it is…

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The dead weight of Westminster meant Scotland could not copy New Zealand