The rise of the S.N.P. is understandable.
Years of extreme Tory behaviour under Thatcher, (industries destroyed, social housing sold off, privatization of rail, energy, water etc.)
That her reign only followed by one of her pupils, Tony Blair; feathering his own nest while pretending socialism. Apart from his personnel wealth Mr. Blair’s legacy was the Iraq war, which inflamed radicalization and gave extremists EXACTLY what they wanted. (Before his sudden and unexpected death, Dr. Kelly knew this.)
More recently we have the experience of Mr. Cameron who when asked why he wanted to be Prime Minister replied “Because I think I’d be rather good at it.”
Under his first innings we lost the Royal Mail but hey, we got to pay more VAT, and began the bedroom tax. To make sure there was more pressure on the NHS (which “will be safe in my hands”) social benefits were radically reduced, and privatization of our precious health service (begun, yes, under labour) blossomed like a poisonous flower.
So the swell in numbers of S.N.P. voters is totally understandable. Anything to get away from ‘that shower at Westminster’.
However we are all citizens of the world. And Nationalism sets up hatred of the other.
The “people of Scotland” are no more important than any other person in Britain.
We all have to fight retrogressive policies. We all have to fight hypocrisy, greed and narrow mindedness. Together.