Magnus Linklater

journalist, writer, and former newspaper editor

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Magnus Linklater is a Scottish journalist and writer. He is a former editor of the Scottish editor of the Times of London. 

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After hundreds of years of almost continuous warfare, 28 nations created the European Union. Now, the UK is becoming the first to go back on its own.

'Brexit' is here: Let the wrangling begin

After hundreds of years of almost continuous warfare, 28 nations created the European Union. Now, the UK is becoming the first to go back on its own.

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Release of the Lockerbie bomber  on grounds of “compassion” led to angry criticism of Scotland's Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill.

England and Scotland Upset over Lockerbie Bomber's Release

Release of the Lockerbie bomber on grounds of “compassion” led to angry criticism of Scotland's Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill.

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