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Here’s an interesting reflection on secession, from James Taylor at Bleeding Heart Libertarians. I’m particularly struck by his fifth and last point: “For some people—perhaps even most people—a successful secession will simply mean that they are subjected to the will of … Continue reading
I once believed that independence for Scotland was a head versus heart decision. Years before this impending referendum, I told myself that the heart said yes and set about addressing the needs of the head. I should have dug deeper. … Continue reading
Today’s press is full of discussion about whether, in the event of a Yes vote in the Scottish Independence referendum, the remaining UK should have a new flag. According to a survey by the Flag Institute (the UK’s national flag charity … Continue reading
The Scotsman.com has a piece in which the SMP’s former deputy leader, Jim Sillars, refutes an idea floated by the Independence campaign’s chief strategist, Stephen Noon, that a “Yes vote for independence could see the end of the SNP. It’s … Continue reading
Novelist James Robertson exhorts both sides of the Scottish Independence argument to greater vision in this essay published by the Scotsman (and taken from the book, Unstated: Writers on Scottish Independence, available from Word Power Books). He’s right, of course. … Continue reading
The Economist’s leader on Catalonian independence, Umbrage in Catalonia, (published before Catalonia’s poll on Sunday) makes fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in this forthcoming referendum on Scottish Independence. There are both parallels and points to ponder. Two richly … Continue reading