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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Think Before You Vote

With a week till the Scottish referendum vote, many with socialist tendencies have moved to a Yes position, on the basis that it will change the system. Sometimes however, romance and high hopes are not enough, and hoping and voting for constitutional change will not fundamentally alter the class nature of Scottish society. Moreover, it is impossible to divorce a Yes vote from the political context in which it would be delivered.
    Seamus Milne succinctly challenges those for whom a yes vote has become an end in itself here http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/11/salmond-scotland-no-escape-tory-britain   Read it and then consider the real consequences of this constitutional change.