The Sassenach's Escape Manual: A (Mostly) Impartial Guide to Scottish Identity & Independence [Kindle Edition]
So, you’re trying to explain to a Sassenach the issues around Scottish Independence and Devolution. Or you’re an
Englishman stuck in a pub in Glasgow faced by irate locals.
Will Scotland remain a member of the EU? What currency will you spend in Scottish shops? What will happen to cross border trade between England and Scotland? What if the Shetlands want to rejoin Norway? And just how will the Loch Ness Monster survive (if she exists)?
This wee tome gives the answers in a lively and easy to understand fashion while drawing on Scottish history and tradition. A joint venture between a Sassenach, seeking to understand, a Highlander keen to explain and a Glaswegian who sees both sides, this book explains in wry terms the issues confronting Scotland today.
The politicians and pundits are obsessed on the debate about where Scotland fits into the national jigsaw called the United Kingdom - and on Scotland’s place in the world. But far too often the debate is couched in jargon or assumes the reader knows the background to issues that can be complex, involved and demand specialist knowledge.
And if Scotland does vote for independence the reverberations will be felt not only across Britain, but also across the EU and the world. It is time people woke up to the potential problems, opportunities and pitfalls.
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