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August 6, 2019

Scottish Independence – A vie from Ireland

Filed under: Brexit, Europe, Politics, Scottish Independence — derryvickers @ 9:30 pm

I think that Fintan O’Toole’s essay – The Art of Leaving and Arriving Brexit, Scotland and Britain – in Scotland the Brave? (Twenty Years of Change and the Future of the Nation edited by Gerry Hassan and Simon Barrow) makes the case for Scottish Independence far better than the SNP’s.

O’Toole doesn’t follow the SNP’s view that ‘All will be sweetness and light’ after independence, just the opposite. But he makes the more powerful case that the UK and Westminster is dead and must be drastically reformed. The corollary is that Scotland should take the opportunity to free itself now.

You can find a shortened version at

https://www.thenational.scot/news/17724208.fintan-otoole-the-potential-for-scotland-to-be-a-new-kind-of-state/

BTW the book is a good read even though I find Hassan excellent at identifying what’s wrong but fails miserably at proposing solutions. The proposals in the book are suggested by others.

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