Maybe A Wee Tad Underreported

Despite not having anything legally binding to it, I think this was hugely important in a symbolic sense.

MSPs have for the first time voted in favour of Scotland becoming independent.

First Minister Alex Salmond hailed the vote, by 69 to 52, as a “milestone” in the country’s history.

• Alex Salmond hails ‘milestone’ as MSPs vote in favour of independence by 69 to 52

• Pro-Union motion tabled by Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont defeated in Parliament

Although in a parliament where the SNP have the majority this result is not a surprise, it is still a victory by quite a large margin too.

While most media have reported on the importance of the jubilee, which is in nature a symbolic event, this one seems to have passed by with little or no comment.

I wonder why that might be?


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