Salmond in the Pink
Deaglán de Bréadún
An event took place last week that could have major implications for this island of ours. I refer to the virtual landslide secured by the Scots nationalists in the Holyrood elections.
If Alex Salmond proceeds to a referendum for Independence, which seems highly likely, and wins it, which cannot be ruled out, then serious rumblings will begin in Northern Ireland.
It all might seem like fantasy at this stage – much as the prophecies of Morgan Kelly were sneered at in the past – but this is a development that needs to be taken more seriously in political discussion.
For a start, I recommend the following “take” on the issue: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/10/time-for-scottish-independence