Friday, May 26, 2006

Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

When Scotland regained a parliament (and a flag) of its own in 1999 there were both hopes and fears that it would break all ties with the rest of the U.K.

Instead, something unexpected happened, according to The Economist, which notes in a review of the last seven years that:

Scotland has regressed into an inward-looking, slightly chip-on-shoulder, slightly Anglophobic country with no clear sense of direction. Instead of gaining a new self-confidence, it has gained self-doubt, while clinging to an old dependency on the state, which still means, at least in part, England.

So much for it's motto, Nemo Me Impune Lacessit, or No One Provokes Me With Impunity.

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