The People's Referendum: Why Scotland Will Never Be the Same Again by Peter GeogheganThe People's Referendum: Why Scotland Will Never Be the Same Again by Peter Geoghegan

The People's Referendum: Why Scotland Will Never Be the Same Again

byPeter Geoghegan

Paperback | June 17, 2016

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19 September 2014. The ballots are in, and the votes are counted. Scotland has either chosen to remain part of the United Kingdom, or to form a new independent state.

The result is black and white, but the conversations, people and places that animated Scotland's journey to the referendum have been anything but. For months Scots debated their futures, at varying volumes. For some the vote was a distraction, for others it was the most important moment in their lives. All have had a chance to have their say.

This book is the story of Scotland's referendum, not as recorded by psephologists, but as experienced by some of the ordinary - and extraordinary - people involved. Taking the scenic route around the vote we will meet ageing Communists rallying voters in post-industrial Cowdenbeath; loyal Orange men campaigning for a 'yes' vote' and Irish republicans backing the union; North Sea oil workers trying to make sense of the debate; and secessionists across Europe trying desperately to follow Scotland's lead.

Full of character, and characters, this lively, in-depth book will provides a unique perspective on a referendum that has reshape Scotland - and Europe - regardless of the resulting 'No' vote.

Peter Geoghegan is an Irish journalist and writer living in Glasgow. He has written and reported from a wide range of countries. He has written extensively on Northern Ireland and the independence debate in Scotland and elsewhere in Europe. He writes as a freelance for a wide range of English, Scottish and Irish publications and is p...
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Title:The People's Referendum: Why Scotland Will Never Be the Same AgainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 234 × 156 × 0.68 inPublished:June 17, 2016Publisher:Luath Press LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910021520

ISBN - 13:9781910021521

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