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Scottish independence: Do Scots want to break up Britain?

The vote could be closer than you think

By Andrew Marr   August 2013

I am a Scot by upbringing, education and sentiment, who lives in England, or rather in London, which is not quite the same thing. Whenever London Scots get together and talk about independence, there is a general assumption that the people back home will never actually vote for it; the opinion polls have been quite strongly in favour of the Union, and the general assumption…

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