April 9, 2014

Is Scottish Independence Really a Big Deal?

Michael McGough, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

Even as an independent nation, the Irish Republic is intimately interconnected with England: politically, economically and culturally. The same would be true of an independent Scotland, which conceivably might keep both the British pound and the British monarch. The truth is that independence ain’t what it used to be, and not just in the British Isles.

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TAGGED: Ireland, Scotland, UK


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