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Whatever issues you may have with the Iron Lady, this would undoubtedly have been good policy:

Margaret Thatcher’s ­government imagined rounding up and imprisoning Scottish nationalists in the event of a possible nuclear war, previously secret official documents show.

The papers, released under the 30-year rule, set out details of a 1983 “war game” in which top civil servants played the part of Mrs Thatcher and ministers during an imaginary nuclear showdown…

Secret documents have previously shown Mrs Thatcher’s government was concerned about Scottish separatist groups. Papers from 1980 released three years ago revealed fears army and naval bases could be at risk from Scottish nationalists after the 1979 devolution referendum.

A number of Scottish groups were listed alongside the IRA and INLA as potential terror threats, while chiefs warned Mrs Thatcher there was evidence extremist Scottish nationalists were trying to get weapons and explosives. The document mentioned the Scottish National Liberation Army (SNLA), which in 1983 sent letter-bombs to Margaret Thatcher and the Princess of Wales.

The fictional war game revolved around a country called Orange, imagined to have elected a hard-line leadership in June 1982. The files, never before made public, show officials imagined Orange had bombed UK military targets on March 4 1983, leading to a declaration of war.

The same day, the papers note, “police have rounded up Free Caledonia separatists”.

There is, frankly, no scenario in which letting angry, radioactive Scottish nationalists roam the countryside could possibly be helpful during a nuclear war. Let me also go on record that, given recent unrest in Scotland, William and Kate missed an opportunity to  send a message to the malcontents by choosing “George” over “Edward.”

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