Understanding National Identity

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I found that I was having great difficulty talking to my father about Scottish History and Politics.  All conversations resulted in a massive increase in his blood pressure (he moved to Northern Ireland when he was one). Got my hands on the latest piece of work by David McCrone and Frank Bechhofer. Hope to read it over the coming days. Maybe it will enlighten me as to why the idea of identity and nationalism winds my Dad up so much.

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My name is Liam Robertson. I live with my four children in the village of Rostrevor. I had a wife, Niamh, but she died not that long ago. Most days you will find me writing code to feed my family. Most nights I write prose and poetry to prick and prod that ragged tear loss leaves behind.
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