Issue 79: Transformation: can Scotland spread its wings

Five writers consider what would have to happen after independence if Scotland was genuinely to transform itself. With Jean Urquhart on writing a constitution, Michael Keating on building new Scottish institutions, Isobel Lindsay on political realignment, Robin McAlpine on negotiating independence and John McInally on creating a welfare state. Plus Gregor Gall, Richard Leonard and Bob Crow discuss how the trade unions should relate to the Labour Party, Andy Cumbers on taking Scotland’s energy into collective ownership, Neil Davidson on the real roots of the First World War and Ernest Garcia on regrowth. Plus review of the Red Paper 2014 and humour.

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