Dead Sean Connery, champion of Scottish independence – Corriere.it

Dead Sean Connery, champion of Scottish independence - Corriere.it

Our country today is one of its dearest children: this is the first Scottish minister Nicola Sturgeon paid tribute to Sean Connery’s portrait. Because the actor was one of the most ardent supporters of Scottish independence and a man more than proud of his origins: I am not an Englishman – he said yes – I never was and never will be. I’m a Scotsman: And I’ll be like this forever. It was therefore no coincidence that the man who played James Bond on screen was an Englishman, later becoming the face and icon of the separatists. He was a global legend – added Nicola Sturgeon – but above all a proud and patriotic Scotsman. The Premier recalled his presence at the opening of the first Parliament in Edinburgh in 1999, and his commitment to the self-determination of his nation: all of us who share the belief that he is very grateful.

Sean Connery died: he was 007 and Guglielmo da Bassacerville seven times in “The Name of the Rose”, but in “The Untouchables” there were also Highlander and Jimmy Malone.
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His fight

Connery even went so far as to say that he would be ready to leave the Bahamas, where he had once lived, to return to live in Scotland once he fled London: a dream he believed would now reach Was inside I believe that now more than ever – they had recently declared – that Scotland is one step away from attaining independence: it should be nothing less than other countries of the world. And the actor had not limited himself to mere words, but spent himself in the first person for this reason: Already in 1997 he campaigned during a constitutional referendum for deviation of powers and later I Sprinted for the successes of the Scottish National Party. Now like Moses on Mount Neebo, Connery closed his eyes before arriving in the Promised Land. But the goal has almost been exceeded: Edinburgh will have local elections in a few months that will see the victory of the nationalists and at that time a request for a second referendum on independence will become unavoidable after a failed one in 2104. Predictions in favor of separation from the United Kingdom are unanimous: the morning of that day will also be thanks to Sean.

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31 October 2020 (change October 31, 2020 | 15:43)

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