Bootle argued that the public service tradition of Scotland ‘marks it out
from other smaller countries that have broken away from larger neighbours’.
He said: ‘There are plenty of examples of smaller countries breaking away
from bigger units – such as Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia leaving the Soviet
Union – and doing spectacularly well.
‘What matters is the whole political and constitutional context. In that
case, you had countries that turned out to be blue in tooth and claw breaking
away from socialist, inefficient countries. In Scotland that would not be true.’
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