Alasdair Gillon: Spain, Scotland And Social Democracy
COMMENT: Alasdair Gillon reflects on his experiences of Scotland and Spain as he calls for Scottish independence to bring social democracy to the country
I was never a dyed-in-the-wool independence supporter. Growing up in Fife in the 1980s and 1990s, I always thought self-determination had an attractive ring to it, but what would it look like?
What would Scotland do with independence? Pro-independence voices often bore a sense of grievance or sounded anti-English. And that never did the trick for me. Still doesn’t.