‘Scottish and British: why Andy Murray brings a fragmenting UK together’ | S. Katwala- New Statesman

‘Scottish and British: why Andy Murray brings a fragmenting UK together’ | S. Katwala- New Statesman

Yet this Wimbledon final could even turn out to be one of the last great British sporting occasions, taking place little more than a year before the Autumn 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Sport has often offered the most popular, public sphere in which notions of identity are played out; where ideas of the nation are contested, and shifts in the question of what it means to be “us” have also been ratified and resolved. But there are three reasons why sporting allegiance looks unlikely to play any central role in the politics of the Scottish independence vote…

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