Sub-state nationalism always tends towards political stupidity, and a recent exchange between Tweedledum Alex Salmond and Tweedledee Iain Gray on the floor of Holyrood was no exception:
Gray unearthed a quote from the SNP website on how a small country in south- eastern Europe had become independent quickly and successfully:
“Montenegro shows us just how easy it can be to become an independent country. Forty days is all it took for Montenegro to regain her freedom. It could be Scotland next.”
Gray then questioned the quote by claiming that Montenegro had only achieved nationhood after “two world wars, the Balkan conflict, ethnic cleansing, a war crimes tribunal and a United Nations peace-keeping mission”.
Scotland, wha’ like us? None, thank fuck.