The former Labour and SNP MP has become a figurehead for many in the Yes movement, balancing emotive and powerful arguments that appeal to the heart with a pragmatic, fully formed vision of an independent socialist Scotland, one which he has been fighting towards for more than 30 years. It’s a future different than that which Alex Salmond offers, and it’s closer than it has ever been, thanks in no small part to the grassroots which he has helped inspire along the way. We met him to find out more.
Talking to Independence Minded?, former Labour and SNP politician Jim Sillars explains why he went from supporting the Union to being an advocate of independence for Scotland. Full feature to follow at: http://www.independenceminded.com/
The dream of independence is closer than it’s ever been for the Scottish socialist and former MSP, who has put jail time behind him to go on a speaking tour that focuses on the future of his country — and which has put him back on the political map in Scotland, despite the wishes of some in the Yes campaign. We caught up with Tommy Sheridan when he was both in his hometown of Glasgow, and in his element.
Journalist and broadcaster Derek Bateman, who has previously worked for the BBC and the Scotsman, reveals to Independence Minded what he thinks will happen after the Scottish independence referendum vote has taken place - whether it be a Yes or No vote. Find more about the issue at: http://independenceminded.com/