Despite the dodgy title (whereas the “N” word I think he’s getting at is definitely off the menu in all right-thinking circles, the latte-supping liberals he obviously has a problem with are more than comfortable with the the PCness of certain UK-based nationalisms ), a thought-provoking piece from Ewan Crawford.
Are all nationalists racists?
No. Are all racists, also nationalists?
Not all; I’m sure there’s also a small % of cosmopolitan and internationalist racists, it’s just I’ve had the good fortune never to meet any. In the vast majority of cases, though, the racist believes that it’s his particular nation which must be protected from the "others"; it's his nation and its people which stands above the "others"
Apart from the fact that Sinn Fein seem to have been omitted from this cosy club of "civic" nationalists, the most interesting question arising from the article is raised in the comments:
What would a party whose whole raison d'etre is that it's a Scottish nationalist party be hoping to achieve within a separate Scottish state?