By Alex Salmond
The interior tale of the crusade that rocked the uk to its foundations, and the results of the Scottish independence move for the way forward for British politics.
Alex Salmond has been a passionate supporter of Scottish independence his complete lifestyles. In September 2014, he got here with regards to realising that dream.
In a riveting day-by-day diary, written along with his trademark wit and style, Salmond takes us into the center of the convinced crusade, revealing what was once stated and performed backstage because the referendum reached its dramatic climax.
He explains how the definite crusade energised the full Scottish kingdom and rewrote the rulebook for grassroots political campaigning, not only within the united kingdom yet in the course of the world.
He additionally seems to be forward to the serious function of the ‘national question’ sooner or later of British politics, making transparent that the referendum was once no longer the tip of a technique, however the starting of 1. The dream of Scottish independence is especially a lot alive.
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