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New Left Review I/17, Winter 1962


Lawrence Daly

Scotland on the Dole

“Scotland draw your sword—for you’ve drawn the dole long enough!” This cry of the ’thirties echoes again throughout Scotland today. The Scottish people feel that they are getting the rawest of raw deals and that this is due to the incompetence and indifference of Whitehall and Westminster. This explains the large Nationalist vote at West Lothian where the Scottish Nationalist Party candidate came second and caused both the Tories and the Liberals to lose their deposits.

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