Re: “Scots: Marriage counseling, please, not divorce” (editorial, 9-17).
The problem with making judgments about anyone else’s marriage is that outsiders rarely understand the internal dynamics. Scotland and England’s union is a case in point.
England has always been the bigger, bullying partner in this marriage. In recent decades, against Scotland’s will, the Westminster government has prosecuted an aggressive war in Iraq; determined to retain the United Kingdom’s nuclear arsenal; and imposed neoconservative fiscal policies that have undermined investment in jobs, health care, education and infrastructure.
All of this runs counter to Scotland’s political culture, which is much more …