Splendid stuff from Jim Sillars on the currency options in an independent Scotland. He’s scathing about the SNP’s choice of a currency union with the remainder of the UK and argues his case with commendable clarity. It’s encouraging to see a well-known politician getting to grips with the substance of an issue and expressing his views so well. The Scottish independence debate in the mainstream media is in desperate need of someone who can drag it away from the tiresome ping-pong match between the Yes and No campaigns. We need to get people thinking and talking about the big questions: how in an independent Scotland can we reform our systems of democracy and finance so that they work properly for everyone?

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