Notes From the Northern Colony

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Filthy cotton bud on stair

I feel a strange sentimental attachment to this filthy cotton bud.

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Nicola Sturgeon says tomorrow’s election is the most important Scotland has had in decades. While we expect hyperbole from politicians, especially close to an election, she is not exaggerating. It might be the most important Scottish election ever.

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“Fareweel ev'n to the Scottish name”—Burns

Boris Johnson is the Prime Minister of England, and, if you believe in democracy, it is right and fitting that he should be.

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Richard Leonard has resigned as leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

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Last year, I remarked to a friend that he has what I consider a sexist habit of referring to female politicians by their first names, but uses last names for their male counterparts. He refers to the Scottish First Minister as “Nicola,” but never referred to her predecessor as “Alex.” I told him I thought this showed he took women less seriously than men, seeing them as closer to children than adults.

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