‘Scottish independence: what happens after the flag-waving?’ | A. Bell- The Guardian

‘Scottish independence: what happens after the flag-waving?’ | A. Bell- The Guardian

The campaigns to date have been a tedious parade of union flags versus saltires, of pop identity about caring Scots versus heartless Tories. By insisting on something particular to Scotland and contrasting it to the UK, Salmond has denied a crucial truth about the debate: Scotland’s problems are common to the developed world, and the questions for him are the same as those for David Cameron and Ed Miliband, François Hollande and Angela Merkel.

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