‘Could an independent Scotland liberate all Britons?’ | N. Ascherson- The Guardian

‘Could an independent Scotland liberate all Britons?’ | N. Ascherson- The Guardian

England, above all, could at last disinter its identity and the buried radicalism of its people. Stripped of the “British” comfort blanket, the archaism of England’s power structure and its monstrous north-south imbalance would become visible and intolerable. And in Scotland itself, there would be a violent climate change in politics as parties ceased to be London’s branch offices.

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