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Jackie Kemp – Is the Southbank Centre right to exclude Scotland from its flagship exhibition on British history?

History is Now, the big new exhibition at the Southbank Centre in London, is meant to address British postwar history. It does not do so. As a Scot who voted ‘No’ in the referendum I found the experience of visiting this show profoundly depressing. I left with an increased sense that a ‘British’ identity has become problematic, dislocated and fragile, and that the ties that bind the countries that make up the Union are coming undone.

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