Thursday, September 18, 2014

Blame neoliberalism, not Salmond, if the UK breaks up

My latest piece for OpEdge- on today's Scottish Independence Referendum.

If Scotland does decide to leave the UK, we can be sure that the Westminster elite and anti-Scottish media commentators will be ready to blame Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, and his SNP party for the historic break-up.

But in truth, the reason why so many believe Scotland’s best place is out of the UK is to do with a major political and economic shift which took place in Britain 35 years ago, and which has nothing to do with the SNP or its leader.

You can read the whole piece here.

1 comment:

Vladimir Gagic said...

Curious, why does Galloway so adamantly oppose Scottish independence? He seems to think Salmond is the Scottish Milt Friedman.