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Sunday Herald

Farage factor will shape indy debate

THE European elections are usually marked by public apathy and low turnout.

Not this time. The Scottish Government is looking to Europe to change the fortunes of the independence campaign in 2014.

After a year in which the Yes campaign made little progress, despite the launch of the SNP’s “all-questions-answered” White Paper on independence, they certainly need a game-changer. There are signs Scottish voters are becoming irritated by the endless debate about constitutional issues with little relevance to their daily lives. But could Europe ignite renewed interest in self-government?

Article in the Sunday Herald.

About @iainmacwhirter

I'm a columnist for the Herald. Author of "Road to Referendum" and "Disunited Kingdom". Was a BBC TV and radio presenter for 25 years - "Westminster Live" and "Holyrood Live" mainly. Spent time as columnist for The Observer, Guardian, New Statesman. Former Rector of Edinburgh University. Live in Edinburgh and spend a lot of time in the French Pyrenees. Will that do?

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