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Scotland debate gets interesting

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The impact of the coronavirus has seen many global political issues put on hold – but they have not disappeared.


16 Oct 2020
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Scotland debate gets interesting

A new survey says a record number of people in Scotland want their independence from the United Kingdom. An Ipsos Mori poll says 58% of Scots want independence, well up from the just 45% who voted in a referendum in 2014, to leave the union. Scottish nationalism has always been a feature of its politics, although it has remained muted for a long time. The Brexit referendum saw voters in every single Scottish council vote in favour of remaining in the European Union – a contrast to most in England and Wales who voted to leave. The Scots’ feelings also...

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