No better time for unionism to ditch its fear and paranoia

Alex Kane

Alex Kane

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On September 18, 2014, the people of Scotland will be asked a very straightforward question: should Scotland be an independent country?

As the date edges closer the emotional arguments (which have been fairly mute so far) will have a greater part to play, particularly around June, when the 700th anniversary of Bannockburn is celebrated.

If the voters opt for independence, it will remove about eight per cent of the population and economy from what is now the United Kingdom, along with about a third of the total land mass.

 

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