Playing Her Best Hand

HUGH PORTER DAVID CHESKIN/PA

HAND SIGNALS: Kane takes her oath in Parliament

It's so hard to make them behave on the first day of school — even when "school" is the Scottish Parliament. Last week, the legislature opened its doors for a new term. Since its rebirth in 1999, many pro-independence members have choked on the required pledge of allegiance to "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Her Heirs and Successors." While most protesting members — 22 in all — made defiant speeches with raised fists before taking the oath, this year the Scottish Socialist Party's Rosie Kane spelled out her objection. The 41-year-old single mother from Glasgow opened her raised hand to reveal her...

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