August 14, 2007


Revealed: Salmond's strategy for a war of independence (HAMISH MACDONNELL, 8/14/07, The Scotsman)

JUST before midday today, Alex Salmond will publish the first official government document to advocate Scottish independence and the break-up of the UK.

For Nationalists, who have shouted from the sidelines of British politics for so long, it will be a symbolic moment.

The First Minister knows his chances of success in trying to secure a referendum on independence are remote, but that is only part of the reason for today's publication.

Mr Salmond wants to put independence at the forefront of the political debate, and keep it there for the next four years. Today's white paper is the final part of that strategy.

Forget Iraq, how did Tony Blair and Gordon Brown get bogged down civil war and quagmire on their own island?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 14, 2007 8:51 AM
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