May 28, 2012

Is an Independent Scotland Feasible?

Sonia van Gilder Cooke, Time

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The United Kingdom is, like the United States, a union. And as with many unions political and otherwise, one party in the U.K. wants out. In this case, it’s the Scottish National Party, which helped launch a campaign on May 25 entitled ‘Yes Scotland‘ to separate their country from the rest of the U.K. — England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Yet despite the fact that the independence movement is arguably  more powerful than ever (Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, is spearheading the campaign), polls show separatists face a Sisyphean task: the boulder that is the Scottish public is 57% opposed to the idea, and shows no sign of budging.

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