StaffordCleggy wrote:I think the 'hostility' that Arkadian has felt was directed towards him is, in a large part, because of his previous posts about Bannockburn & his political leanings towards his idea of Scottish Independence & the whole flag burning offensiveness that we waltzed around some months ago.
I would like to see the Primary Evidence he has claimed, although i fear he is trying hard to prove an idea that suits his political persuasion & idea of Scotland's past rather than a dispassionate appraisal of evidence.
Ian Macintyre wrote:So being in favour of Scottish Independence is "offensive"
Perhaps you may wish to re-write your sentence old bean. Simply being a nationalist does not mean that one is offensive. Nor that you have to have a romanticised view of our history.
I'm very offensive but its not because of my views on independence.
I don't have a stake in this one way or the other, but I read Cleggy's sentence as having the word "offensiveness" directly linked with "flag burning", so you have hostility towards someone who's view of history is distorted by their political leanings and their "flag burning offensiveness". I don't think it's unreasonable to find flag burning (if such did occur) offensive, surely?