April 16, 2014

Is Britain Prepared to Lose Scotland?

Martin Kettle, The Guardian

The Associated Press

A yes vote is becoming a real possibility – but we are woefully unprepared to deal with the psychological impact of Scotland rejecting the union.

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


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