Like many Canadians, I'll be watching the Scottish referendum very closely. And, like many progressive Canadians, I'm hoping to see a yes vote. I’m hoping to see an independent Scotland.
The Scottish vote is important for many reasons. A Yes vote is a vote against the storage of England's nuclear missiles. It's a vote against the imperialism and war mongering of the United Kingdom.
A Yes vote is a vote in favour of devolving democratic power, placing it fully into the hands of Scottish people.
A Yes vote is a vote against the austerity policies of the United Kingdom. It's a vote against Thatcherism and the hold it has had over politicians for 30 years.