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August 29, 2014

No one can argue, despite its few problems,  that the UK is a civilised country and can compete on that matter with any other country in the world.  Just follow the conduct of the debate and the whole business around Scotland independence.  I cannot think of any other country that has dealt with territorial issues and secession in such a democratic and peaceful way as the UK has.

In my opinion the credit goes to two:
1. The maturity of the 5 million Scottish people.
2. The tolerance and democratic principles of the English people who constitute 85% of the UK population.

As you admire the Brits for their democracy, maturity and tolerance, think of how other countries treat their national minorities – for example, think of Egypt!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 6, 2014 7:51 pm

    While I don’t necessarily agree that we create a Coptic political state, I agree with you at least that this idea should be freely expressed in Egypt as it has been in Scotland and the UK.

  2. Dan permalink
    September 14, 2014 5:51 pm

    Britain is gradually changing. The tradition of freedom of speech in particularly is threatened by a new and ubiquitous secular orthodoxy that is increasingly intolerant of any opposition to it. There are ideas that one is pressured not to think about, let alone to express in speech of writing.

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