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Indyref2: Is it winnable?

Will Brexit work as a recruiting sergeant to the cause of independence?

By John Curtice   May 2017

It is not a surprise that the debate about Scottish independence has come to the boil once more. Far from proving decisive, the September 2014 independence referendum left Scotland more divided on the issue than ever before. The powder keg just needed relighting.

The European Union referendum has done just that. Scotland’s wish to remain in the EU was overturned by the weight of “Leave” votes in England and Wales. For nationalists this was a clear illustration that, while it is in the UK, Scotland’s “democratic wishes” are always at risk…

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