Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Cash shouldn't decide Scots' independence

PEOPLE here are naturally very interested in the move towards an independent Scotland.

I documented how James Joyce and the Irish nationalist leader, Arthur Griffith, wrote that the soul of a country can be weakened through being governed for centuries by another people and can develop into a 'slave people'.

It is not generally to the advantage of a smaller country to lie adjacent to a larger country.

It would be a pity if Scottish independence was decided by purely economic circumstances alone.

ANTHONY J JORDAN

Author, Arthur Griffith with James Joyce and WB Yeats: Liberating Ireland

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