The case for union


  • Colin Kidd

    1. Professor of intellectual history and the history of political thought at Queen's University, Belfast. He contributes regularly to the London Review of Books and is the author of the highly acclaimed Union and Unionisms: political thought in Scotland 1500–2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
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With a referendum on Scottish independence planned for autumn 2014, leading historian Colin Kidd makes the positive case for preserving the 300-year-old union between England and Scotland. Unionism – a Scottish idea in the first place – is, he argues, as authentically Scottish as nationalism.