‘Scotland’s independence debate is giving unionism a shot in the arm’ | M. Kettle- The Guardian

‘Scotland’s independence debate is giving unionism a shot in the arm’ | M. Kettle- The Guardian

What is really striking about Scottish politics this spring is not the strength of the mood for independence. The striking thing is the sudden buoyancy and, in some cases, seriousness of much of the work that is gradually emerging from the other political parties and from parts of civic Scotland. The most remarkable thing of all is a paradox: the calling of the independence referendum, far from acting as a springboard for a much more confident and assertive nationalism, seems to have become the catalyst for some significant and welcome rethinking about the nature of unionism.

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