Will Scotland Go Independent?

Scotland’s Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland

by the Scottish Government
649 pp., available at scotreferendum.com

On September 18, Scots will be asked to say yes or no to the following question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” It is a beguilingly simple query, a model of clarity compared to, say, the 106-word essay put to the people of Quebec in a 1980 referendum that asked if they wished to break away from Canada, phrased in so convoluted a manner that many barely understood the question. Much will hang on the Scots’ answer.

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