As a Scot who's got old enough to have spent more than half his life in England, trust me, that beef should also be water under the bridge.Brenhden wrote:And having studied the history of Scotland I can see why the Scottish have some beef with us down here.
When Maggie Thatcher died there were Scottish students celebrating in the streets who were unborn or babies when she was in power.
I used to live in a village in Central Scotland that is famous for its protestant / catholic divide, an outcast from some members of my own narrow minded family because I married a French (Catholic) woman! Orange marches where the teenagers marching didn't understand why they were doing it, they just hated because dad and grandad both hated. Stones were thrown at your car if it was green, or blue, depending what part of town you were driving through.
It was an education in England that allowed me to see past the bigotry, and move away from it.
There are many in Scotland who will hate me just for making this post. They wont read it and evaluate whether I have a valid point. I'll just be a traitor.
If there's beef with England today, then fine, lets discuss what the problem is, but lets leave leave the past in the past (And leave Mel Gibsons portrayal of Willam Wallace and Edward Longshanks in the fiction section where it belongs).
Nowhere in England are Scottish people set upon in pubs, just for being Scottish.
Scotland has a problem it needs to address.