The referendum is over, but Scotland's underlying social and economic problems remain, as they have since its brutal deindustrialisation under Thatcher. As always, Jim Sillars is radical, knowledgeable and pragmatic: socialism with its feet on the ground. He dissects Better Together’s claims, examines the strengths and the weaknesses of the last Yes campaign, and urges that we prepare for the next one now.
(ISBN 978-1-908251-51-0) £7.95
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