The Herald:

FEW journalists seem prepared to examine claims that the first independence referendum ought to have been policed by a UN peace-keeping force.

During the Scottish election no appearance by Anas Sarwar, Douglas Ross and Willie Rennie was complete without them advancing the mantra about the nastiness of independence referendums.

Part of this points to the absence of anything real or substantial in the manifesto offerings of the main parties of the Union.

There are many reasons why Scottish Labour, in particular, are now considered a deceased political entity.

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