Why Scottish Home Rule is no longer a viable alternative to independence

The “third way” of Scottish Home Rule would not have prevented Brexit or the Iraq War.  

The phrase Home Rule is freighted with historical connotations. One instantly thinks of Ireland and Gladstone, of Charles Stewart Parnell and Kitty O’Shea, of unionist intransigence and the Easter Rising and all that followed, even up to the Good Friday Agreement and today’s wretched Brexit zugzwang.

Home Rule plays large in the Scottish political imagination too. If it lacks association with revolutionary violence and star-crossed lovers, it still occupies a romantic place...
source: New Statesman

2020-09-25 16:51
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