Wednesday, 4 August 2021
"The EU is the basis of our prosperity," declared the Remain campaign. To which the areas that decided the referendum replied, "What prosperity?" But such areas of Scotland have been in the bag for the SNP for years. Therefore, the campaign for independence is going to have to fall back on the middle middle class.
The thing is that the members of the middle middle class do feel prosperous in the Union. Not as much as they might like, perhaps, but they do. And they are not going to vote to put their mortgages or their pension schemes into an informal currency.