This actually is Will Hutton’s latest argument.
What is Britain’s national project to counter this and about which we can all as citizens feel proud? What would give the unionist parties in Scotland something with which to fight next spring?
Quite why isn’t explained, but the thing to use?
The components of this big politics are becoming clearer: a combination of a vigorous contemporary patriotism, a new British federal constitutional settlement and a commitment to rejoin the EU validated by a national referendum. Only thus can the SNP be challenged.
So we should rejoin the EU to stop the demented porridge wogs leaving. At which point the question does become, well, is it worth it?