The future of Scotland is at a crossroads as Brexit creates more complexity and confusion. The SNP has lost momentum and a window of opportunity has emerged for a wider and deeper debate about the current political situation both in Scotland and the UK. In his new book Citizens United: Taking Back Control in Turbulent Times, Henry McLeish asks the most pertinent questions of our time;
What’s the matter with democracy in Britain and how can we make citizenship meaningful in such turbulent times? How is populism changing how we view politics, political parties and democracy? How can we address the anger, mistrust and fear currently dominating the public discourse and bitterly dividing Britain? What is Scotland’s future role within the UK?
In his book Socialism and Hope, Neil Findlay MSP tracks the highs and lows of his personal and political life of the turbulent six years for which he has been a member of the Scottish Parliament for Lothian. From standing in the 2014 election to become the Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, to acting as Jeremy Corbyn’s Scottish campaign chief in the 2015 and 2016 leadership elections, Neil’s political career has been tireless and active.
Get Neil’s inside view on the events of the 2014 Scottish Referendum and the rise of a more socialist Labour Party, and the vision of a society transformed by a revitalised Labour movement.