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on 15 February 2014
Very clear and informative worth a read whether you are for or against independence. Wish the no campaign would give us something worth reading
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on 3 February 2014
Excellent! If every Scot could read this the possibilities for an Independent Scotland would excite and ignite the voters' interest. How dire is the the future of the Scottish people under the present political regime!
Peter, Caithness
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on 19 May 2016
I hold a very similar political viewpoint to Jim Sillars I can't say I agree with everything he says, but his arguments are well researched, and on balance, he speaks sense. A worthwhile read for anyone, especially for those who disagree.
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on 4 November 2015
Jim writes this well, thoughts are road-mapped for you; it makes a decent Political read, I don't think you'll be disappointed. If your slightly socialist at all, you will like this!
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on 30 March 2014
Jim is an old school Scottish Socialist. Nothing wrong with that but he has adapted his long held views to the current referendum debate -and it doesn't work as the 'new' issues like EU membership and the currency debate require a greater and deeper political analysis than he has given us. Perhaps he had half finished the book then discovered that the referendum was almost upon us thus the last few sketchy paragraphs only outlining thoughts and two line solutions.
Jim talks a bit like George Galloway in his 'just say NAW' road show - 'a man who wants to build an independent Scottish Socialist Republic- but not right now! It is a marvellous idea its just that its time either hasn't yet come or it has come and gone' - There is no great demand for it in a Scotland which sees Independence from UK (England) as a means to building the kind of country we aspire to be using what is realistically 'winnable' , politically and economically. The 'revolution' will take time both to develop and mature. It will be worth it and I won't be surprised in time if Scotland ends up in the same solution area as Jim wishes, it will simply take a different path to getting there, and will be a wee bit different......................and I,m sure Jim knows this.
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on 19 February 2014
Jim's on fine form ,but we need a more eloquent socialist writer, to produce a more telling piece outlining the case
for a Socialist and Independent Scotland, Where is this man of letters ?.
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on 4 November 2015
Book arrived quickly and was well packaged, it is a great read. Thank you
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on 19 June 2014
Jim Sillars writes as he speaks. He writes from the heart informed by and decades of political experience. No flowery language or self promotion anywhere to be found. This is an easy read and on the whole there is much to interest the reader. He might be viewed as an old lefty but there is a great deal of pragmatism in his socialist ideas for an independent Scotland. A great example of how Scotland could contribute more to the world is the creation of an international hospital/aid ship. Recommended
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on 2 March 2014
A worthwhile contribution from a great populist - some inaccuracies and some implausible ideas don't mar the force of it. Identification of small and medium businesses as the backbone of the economy and therefore the importance of promoting them - rare in current political discourse where the interests of utility and finance oligopolies tend to be confused with market solution. too much reliance on the man from the ministry as the solution.
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on 15 October 2015
Not the best post referendum plan, but readable all the same.
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