An announcement that an announcement is coming is, however, a welcome development. It is a relief. For too long the independence cause has been bogged down in a waiting game. The movement on the ground has gone stir-crazy, and things aren’t exactly much better up the political chain. At Westminster our SNP MPs – a good few of them at any rate – have splashed out on all the People’s Vote merchandise in the vain hope that being a team player for the benefit of Remain England – the minority of the English electorate – will improve our chances on bettering Scotland.
We’re damned if we do and we’re damned if we don’t. Given that neoliberalism – the global plutocracy – is the order of the day, the day-to-day business of governance and policy won’t change much no matter which way we vote (frustrating but true nonetheless).