Setting aside the issue of whether Scotland’s ultimate court of appeal should be in London (a place few Scots have ever heard of, let alone visited) or in Strasbourg (where most Scots have a second home and where, unlike London, there are no cultural or language barriers), there is surely a more practical question the nationalists should be answering:

Were Nat Fraser’s human rights compromised?

If the answer is yes, then surely we should welcome the UK Supreme Court’s ruling that Fraser should face a retrial? Shouldn’t we welcome a defence of human rights that the Scottish courts failed to make?

If it’s no, does that mean the nationalists believe that the Human Rights Act goes too far?

We await your considered views.

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