If we are to make independence appealing, not so much to the No voter, but to the non-voter, then the ongoing conversation has to involve a concrete transformation in Scottish society; one that makes real the rhetoric of fairness and equality.
In a world such as ours, completely dominated and directed by the free market and the whims of its hidden élite architects, we eventually come to the realisation that within globalisation we are trapped in a single party state.
In spite of the heroic on-street rhetoric of Boyd Barrett and Murphy the left will be filled with left-leaning members of Sinn Féin and an assortment of independents – all without any meaningful sense of solidarity, bereft of all leadership, and – as per usual – it will be ordinary people who will be made to suffer another austerity government.
Right now there is a general election on the horizon, and I have decided that I will cast my vote for anyone – anyone at all – who can remove this shower from government. For the past decade we have watched the political Left in Ireland shatter into factions.