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Encounters: The Scottish Free State

What was Scottish nationalism’s relationship to the British empire, and what can it teach us today?

In the first half of an interview with Scottish historian Chris Bambery, we ask why SNP politicians keep returning to the Irish Free State of a hundred years ago as a model for an independent Scotland.

In the second half, we explore the pro-Empire politics of the founders of Scottish nationalism.

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