The case for Scottish independence, briefly restated.

by Elias Blum

The case for Scotland independence is not (never really has been, and cannot be) about ‘nationalism’, at least not in the ethnic or cultural sense. The case for independence is anti-imperial: its motivation lies in the hope of a new democratic order, and in the replacement of a political system developed for the benefit of metropolitan, financial and imperial elites with a political system developed by and for the ‘whole community of the realm’. The aim is to build a country at peace with itself, dedicated to the idea that there is such a thing as the common good.