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2014 Scottish independence referendum Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg: ‘Yes’

16 Sep, 2014

Bragg writes in The Guardian that the Yes movement has its roots in civic nationalism and that a vote for independence could create a fairer Scotland:

Support for Scottish self-determination might not fit neatly into any leftwing pigeon hole, but it does chime with an older progressive tradition that runs deep in English history – a dogged determination to hold the over-mighty to account. If, during the constitutional settlement that will follow the referendum, we in England can rediscover our Roundhead tradition, we might yet counter our historic weakness for ethnic nationalism with an outpouring of civic engagement that creates a fairer society for all.