Issue 67: The Independence Issue

With: results of the independence poll, Tom Nairn’s take on Jeremy Paxman’s analysis of the state of British identity, Stephen Maxwell with a positive, left-wing case for independence, Neil Findlay and Tommy Kane with a positive, left-wing case for the union, Clancy McMahon investigates if and where the left is split over independence, Isobel Lindsay argues against an ‘independence lite’ option andMichael Gardiner explores what the independence debate is doing to English identity. Also Andrew Watterson, Tommy Gorman and Jim McCourt look at the damage being done by cuts in health and safety monitoring, Bill Wilson warns about the dangers of a Europe-wide DNA database, Andy Anderson asks what Marx means for mid-economic crisis Scotland, a satirical short story by Tony Beekman, tributes to Campbell Christie, and reviews and satire.