August 27, 2014

Divided Scotland Confronts Independence Vote

C. Scheuermann, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

Traveling through Scotland, you might think the result of September's independence referendum is a foregone conclusion. "Yes" signs are everywhere. But surveys tell a different story and many who are wary of the hype.

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