Peak Nation State?

You can’t really avoid the Scottish Referendum this week whether or not you live there. But I think the response to the surge for ‘yes’ from London’s politicians has missed the point. This isn’t just because people care about independence for Scotland — it’s a chance for them to stick it to Westminster.

Mure Dickie has a good column in the FT Magazine today:

In my ideal world, nation states would actually fade in importance and emphasis shift to a wider range of political units that would allow genuinely global co-operation on issues such as climate change and truly local decision-making for individual communities.

Until politicians in Westminster (and other national governments) understand that people want them ultimately to have less power, we’ll see a lot more political turmoil and chaos.

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