Do the people of North Queensland have a dream like the people of Scotland ——–“”where statehood, social justice and cultural self-confidence fit together into a clear and popular project.”” instead of being told by Brisbane ————-Something incredible is happening in Scotland. And if the result is a yes vote the shock to the UK will be extreme | Paul Mason | Comment is free | The Guardian
Once established, political psychologies like this do not go away. History shows they intensify until something gives, and at some point it is usually the borders of a nation state.
What we know already is that a significant number of Scottish people have a dream: where statehood, social justice and cultural self-confidence fit together into a clear and popular project.
The rest of Britain may be stunned, but should not be surprised if the enthusiasm for this dream propels enough people into the voting booths to give the yes camp a narrow victory.
If it happens there’ll be a lot of finger pointing, but it’s obvious in advance where the biggest problem lies: it’s become impossible to express opposition to free market economics via the main Westminster parties