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    Publisher: Vagabond Voices

    In Place of Failure: Making It Yes Next Time ... Soon

    £7.95
    Jim Sillars examines the need for another referendum on Scottish independence. He also examines the strengths and weaknesses of the last Yes campaign, and argues for changes in the next one. His assessment of the current political situation in Scotland is, on its own, a good reason for reading this book.
    ISBN: 9781908251510
    AuthorJim Sillars
    Pub Date14/08/2015
    BindingPaperback
    Pages166
    Availability: In Stock

    The referendum is over, but Scotland's underlying social and economic problems remain, as they have since its brutal deindustrialisation under Thatcher. Jim Sillars sets out the arguments for a second referendum and for an urgent resolution, as the Vow has failed to deliver promised powers, and in particular the powers to rescue Scotland's poor from devastating cuts. As always, Jim Sillars is radical, knowledgeable and pragmatic: socialism with its feet on the ground. He dissects Better Together's claims, examines the strengths and the weaknesses of the last Yes campaign, and urges that we prepare for the next one now. Sillars is interested in sowing some seeds of doubt and opening up the debate, but as you read this book, you become increasingly aware of the wide political experience and the meticulous research that underlie his views and policies. In Place of Failure is the follow-up to In Place of Fear II, whose title was itself a reference to Aneurin Bevan's historic defence of the welfare state.Last year's book was one of the key texts written in the heat of the campaign, whereas this longer work is more of a rallying cry to keep us informed and ready for the next appointment with Scotland's destiny.

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    The referendum is over, but Scotland's underlying social and economic problems remain, as they have since its brutal deindustrialisation under Thatcher. Jim Sillars sets out the arguments for a second referendum and for an urgent resolution, as the Vow has failed to deliver promised powers, and in particular the powers to rescue Scotland's poor from devastating cuts. As always, Jim Sillars is radical, knowledgeable and pragmatic: socialism with its feet on the ground. He dissects Better Together's claims, examines the strengths and the weaknesses of the last Yes campaign, and urges that we prepare for the next one now. Sillars is interested in sowing some seeds of doubt and opening up the debate, but as you read this book, you become increasingly aware of the wide political experience and the meticulous research that underlie his views and policies. In Place of Failure is the follow-up to In Place of Fear II, whose title was itself a reference to Aneurin Bevan's historic defence of the welfare state.Last year's book was one of the key texts written in the heat of the campaign, whereas this longer work is more of a rallying cry to keep us informed and ready for the next appointment with Scotland's destiny.