What comes after the revolution

This week’s column in The Herald Like many populists and revolutionaries, at whatever end of the political spectrum, there tends to be very little consideration for what happens the day after they get what they want. It is always the “how to” or the “what happens next” that remain elusive. What was it that Shakespeare wrote in A Midsummer Night’s Dream? “The dove pursues the griffin. The mild hind makes speed to catch the tiger – bootless speed. “When cowardice pursues and valour flies.” Beware that moment when you catch the tiger you have been chasing. In politics it’s easy, though. […]