‘Could an independent Scotland be just what northern England needs?’ | J. Coman- The Guardian

‘Could an independent Scotland be just what northern England needs?’ | J. Coman- The Guardian

Like the Scottish, the majority of English northerners have repeatedly rejected the increasingly dysfunctional, lopsided nature of finance-driven, market-orientated, London-centric Britain. But the towns of the Pennines cannot call on a national prerogative to go their own way. Could the growing prestige, self-confidence and autonomy of Edinburgh, whether or not there is a vote for full independence, provide a pointer to a different future for the north as well?

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