Yes and No voters argue in the run-up to the referendum on Scottish independence last September. Scotland and Hong Kong aren’t closely comparable, but both have confronted issues about political rule. Photo: Reuters Yes and No voters argue in the run-up to the referendum on Scottish independence last September. Scotland and Hong Kong aren’t closely comparable, but both have confronted issues about political rule. Photo: Reuters
Yes and No voters argue in the run-up to the referendum on Scottish independence last September. Scotland and Hong Kong aren’t closely comparable, but both have confronted issues about political rule. Photo: Reuters
Kenny Hodgart
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Off Centre by Kenny Hodgart

If Scotland 'could' make it on her own, what about Hong Kong?

Yes and No voters argue in the run-up to the referendum on Scottish independence last September. Scotland and Hong Kong aren’t closely comparable, but both have confronted issues about political rule. Photo: Reuters Yes and No voters argue in the run-up to the referendum on Scottish independence last September. Scotland and Hong Kong aren’t closely comparable, but both have confronted issues about political rule. Photo: Reuters
Yes and No voters argue in the run-up to the referendum on Scottish independence last September. Scotland and Hong Kong aren’t closely comparable, but both have confronted issues about political rule. Photo: Reuters
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Kenny Hodgart

Kenny Hodgart

Formerly a staff journalist at SCMP, Kenny Hodgart has lived in Hong Kong since 2011. He comes from Scotland, which remains part of the United Kingdom, but his views are almost exclusively his own. He suffers from status anxiety more than some but less than others.