The Dream Shall Never Die

AUTHOR: Alex Salmond

DATE: 10 September 2015

ISBN: 9780008139780

PUBLISHER’S LINK: William Collins

PAGES: 272

The completely revised and updated paperback edition of Alex Salmond’s referendum dairy, which contains an exclusive new 45-day diary.

In May 2015 the SNP changed the face of British politics when they swept to a historic victory in the general election, winning 56 of 59 Scottish seats.

In a completely updated paperback edition of his bestselling referendum diary, former First Minster Alex Salmond writes exclusively about the final days of the election campaign and his dramatic return to the House of Commons as one of ‘The 56’ who have made an instant impact on Westminster politics.

The inside story of the campaign that rocked the United Kingdom to its foundations, and the implications of the Scottish independence movement for the future of British politics.

Alex Salmond has been a passionate supporter of Scottish independence his whole life. In September 2014, he came close to realising that dream.

In a riveting daily diary, written with his trademark wit and charm, Salmond takes us into the heart of the YES campaign, revealing what was said and done behind the scenes as the referendum reached its dramatic climax.

He explains how the YES campaign energised the entire Scottish nation and rewrote the rulebook for grassroots political campaigning, not just in the UK but throughout the world.

He also looks ahead to the critical role of the ‘national question’ in the future of British politics, making clear that the referendum was not the end of a process, but the beginning of one. The dream of Scottish independence is very much alive.