January 30, 2014

Scotland's Bitter Civil War Will Last Years

Alan Cochrane, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Although the referendum is more than seven months away, it is difficult to imagine any result that will not divide this ancient country for generations to come. The Governor of the Bank of England was in Edinburgh for a meeting with Alex Salmond, the First Minister, and to speak to Scottish businessmen. He was resolute in saying Scotland couldn’t have the pound and independence – a signal reverse for the main plank of the SNP leader’s economic policy. But while political anoraks may be absorbed by this issue – and the polls make plain that the economy will decide the outcome of the referendum on September 18 – a much more basic question is now coming to the fore: is Scotland now at war with itself?

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