In Defence of 2014 - in defence of popular democracy
Kicking off our week of special coverage on the fifth anniversary of the 2014 independence referendum, CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says those who remember fondly the transformative powers of 2014 need to defend popular democracy today, which is under-attack from a concerted effort to extract it from Britain’s body politic forever
IT’S a strange thing to think about the 2014 independence referendum as an item of history.
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THE 2014 independence referendum was a defining moment in Scotland’s history.
A mass grassroots Yes movement exploded in every part of the country and, despite losing the referendum vote, changed Scotland forever.
Five years on from the 18 September referendum, CommonSpace is running a special week of coverage from September 16-20 to mark that historic event.
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