jeudi 6 novembre 2014

Irvine Welsh: All roads lead back to the Independence debate

“Cameron’s proposed EU referendum in 2017 will be another opportunity to further advance the cause of Scottish Independence”
All roads lead back to the Independence debate

by Irvine Welsh (Nov 6, 2014)

Scottish Independence, as an ongoing process, has never been about an event such as an election or a referendum. This is what makes it so frustrating for it’s opponents; it’s a conscious set of political steps, yes, but fuelled by a movement of historical forces, which have their roots in the decline of imperialism, post-industrialism, and the aspiration towards democracy. It won’t go away because it can’t go away. The referendum campaign gave independence enormous traction, through politicising so many people. It will only continue to gather force.