It is 25 years to the day since the Fall of the Berlin Wall – 9th November 1989. A quarter of a century ago the seemingly impossible happened and that grotesque symbol of a brutal totalitarian regime was breached. Not through violence or bloodshed, but through the non-violent, patient, persistent refusal of the people of the GDR – East Germany – to tolerate any longer the brutal, unjust and economically inept rule of a decaying communist regime.
It was a day not many had foreseen but what a day of rejoicing it was! This morning I took part in a discussion of that wonderful time on BBC Radio Scotland’s “Sunday Morning with Ricky Ross” programme.