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Rory Scothorne is completing a PhD on the relationship between the Scottish radical left and nationalism, and is the co-author of Roch Winds: A Treacherous Guide to the State of Scotland.
Rather than setting itself against Scottish democracy, the party should be fighting to make that terrain its own.
The country’s progressive self-image offers no escape from the tragedy of being a small, deindustrialised nation in a world of big extremes.
The party has finally recognised that the country's political and economic woes flow from the centralised and outmoded British state.
The environmental movement is upholding the Scottish left’s honourable tradition of non-violent direct action.
Brexit and a new Tory government are potentially lethal to the cause of Scottish independence.