Scottish Independence: The ongoing debate

Scottish Saltire and Union Flag
Flickr/paullew. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

As Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces she will seek approval from Westminster for a second Scottish independence referendum, we revisit the arguments for and against made by then-First Minister the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP and the late Rt Hon Charles Kennedy MP, as they gave Roscoe Lectures at LJMU in 2012 and 2014 respectively.

For: Alex Salmond

‘Independence would not just benefit Scotland’

Against: Charles Kennedy

‘A redundant sense of the way forward for a modern country’

Image: Flickr/paullew. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


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