My Scotland, Our Britain: A Future Worth Sharing

My Scotland Our Britain A Future Worth Sharing My Scotland Our Britain A Future Worth Sharing is a highly personal account of Gordon Brown s Scotland the nation he was born in and our Britain the multinational state that the Scots English We

  • Title: My Scotland, Our Britain: A Future Worth Sharing
  • Author: Gordon Brown
  • ISBN: 9781471137501
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • My Scotland, Our Britain A Future Worth Sharing is a highly personal account of Gordon Brown s Scotland, the nation he was born in, and our Britain, the multinational state that the Scots, English, Welsh and Northern Irish have created and share.Laying bare his family s ancestry over 300 years of the Union and explaining how it shaped his background, Brown charts what itMy Scotland, Our Britain A Future Worth Sharing is a highly personal account of Gordon Brown s Scotland, the nation he was born in, and our Britain, the multinational state that the Scots, English, Welsh and Northern Irish have created and share.Laying bare his family s ancestry over 300 years of the Union and explaining how it shaped his background, Brown charts what it was like growing up in Scotland in the 1950s and 1960s, and explains the influence of religion, education and Scotland s unique industrial structure on the shaping of his and Scotland s identity He sets out the dramatic economic, social and cultural changes of the past fifty years and the vastly different prospects his children will face, demonstrating that a sense of Scottish national identity has always remained strong and how Scottish institutions have always fiercely guarded their independence.The referendum should not be seen as a battle between Scotland and Britain, he argues, but one between two visions of Scotland s future one that sees Scotland prosper with a strong Scottish Parliament that is part of the UK, and one that severs all the political links Scots have with the UK Brown puts forward his proposal for a constitutional settlement that could unite the country, and argues that in tune with Scotland s history of deep engagement with the wider world as inventors, explorers, traders, missionaries, business leaders and aid workers the best future for Scots is not to leave Britain, but to continue to shape it.

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    1. The case that should always have been put for the Union and the one that only was put when the political establishment finally woke up to the peril on their doorstep. Whilst Salmond sold fervent, chest thumping nationalism, Darling talked about the Barnet Formula, hardly a winning strategy. But there always was an emotional patriotic case for the United Kingdom and it was left to Gordon Brown to put it. For this, as well as for his handling of the economic crisis I think that history will be sig [...]

    2. Many years ago I was at a conference in London, England and had an opportunity to hear a speech given by Special Peace Envoy (then Prime Minister of Great Britain, Tony Blair. I am not a particular fan of his, however, I do recognise that, for good or ill, he is a world name. Therefore, I took the chance to hear his speech. He is an outstanding orator. Therefore, now that I am out of the rat race and live quietly in a little village, I noticed with some interest that Mr Blair’s successor in of [...]

    3. It's a nice idea and I should have enjoyed it, but I didn't. I don't think I'm erudite enough. Gave up about a third of the way in.It had a massive introduction - nearly 50 pages, so it's not like I didn't know what I couldn't be bothered to read.What put me off? It sounded like a dull teacher had written it. Loads of rhetorical questions, some a whole paragraph long. The answers were prefaced by phrases like: As we will see in later chapters for reasons we exploreere is, of course.

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