[Marxism] Scotland: 'The English left need to shut up and listen' on independence | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Mon Feb 24 23:58:14 MST 2014


By *Pam Currie*

February 20, 2014 -- Is Scotland, as is often claimed, really more 
progressive than the rest of Britain? This is an argument traditionally 
dismissed by the left: the working class of Glasgow have more in common 
with the working class of Birmingham and Liverpool than they do with the 
opulent suburbs of their own city, or the tiny aristocratic elite who 
still own the vast bulk of Scotland's land mass.

This is true -- but it ignores several important arguments, and trotted 
out by the London-based left it can seem as out of touch and dismissive 
as Westminster's politicians.

Full article at http://links.org.au/node/3722





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