[Marxism] Déjà Vu in Edinburgh

Richard Fidler rfidler_8 at sympatico.ca
Fri Sep 5 06:16:03 MDT 2014


It was hard not to remember the 1995 Quebec sovereignty referendum as one
walked the streets of Edinburgh in August. The Yes (Yes Scotland) and No
(Better Together) sides campaigned relentlessly everywhere: tables in the
streets; posters; TV ads; constant references during many Fringe
performances. The city and the country were polarized. An 18 August poll
gave the yes 45 to the No's 55 among decided voters, with the Yes closing
the gap as the undecided vote, dropping from a high of 25 to 14 per cent,
was breaking two-to-one in favour of Yes. 4.2 million are eligible to vote
(everyone 16 and over). The Yes already has a pro-independence letter with a
million signatures.

full: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/1032.php

See also: "Scottish independence: 5 reasons yes is winning,"
http://tinyurl.com/l7bmruk





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