In the giddy aftermath of the Scottish National Party’s shock landslide election victory, an almost surreal possibility presents itself: in 2016, the centenary of the Easter Rising, it could be the Scots, rather than the Irish, staging the wildest celebrations about a rebellion against British rule.
Not that Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond is humming any Hibernian tunes as he jauntily proclaims that ‘‘independence is now inevitable’’ and will be attained through a referendum...
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