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Irvine Welsh: Scotland has to grow up

Taboo breaking, election fatigue and why Scottish independence is inevitable

By Serena Kutchinsky  

Irvine Welsh has been an outspoken exponent of independence ©Rankin

Are you following the election, despite no longer being eligible to vote in the UK?

I’m on tour in the UK with my new book at the moment, so I have been following it in a half-arsed way. A Labour government backed by the SNP is looking like a strong possibility. I’m hopeful that this could be a watershed moment in British politics and that we don’t just end up…

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