March 11, 2014

Will Scotland Go Independent?

Jonathan Freedland, New York Review of Books

The Associated Press

It’s tempting to describe this as a battle of head versus heart, with the Yes campaign promising romance and pride against the pedantic legalism of No. But plenty on the Yes side see it as the other way around, with the rational arguments weighing in their favor while No tries to tug at the enduring sentiments of Britishness. Meanwhile, both sides accuse the other of intimidation, claiming that both the London and Edinburgh governments are hinting darkly to recipients of their largesse that their public statements had better be helpful—or else.

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TAGGED: Alex Salmond, Scottish National Party, SNP, UK, Scotland

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