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Is Scottish independence inevitable?

The separatists have the momentum and they will keep it until England shows that it cares

By Philip Rycroft   December 2020

An “All Under One Banner” march in Glasgow this year. Polls in 2020 have shown a consistent lead for independence for the first time. Photo: © Kay Roxby/Alamy Stock Photo

Is it now inevitable that Scotland will become an independent country? Not many years ago, that would have seemed like a very odd question to ask. The answer would clearly have been no; there was nothing remotely inevitable about a proposition that over decades had never garnered more than a third of popular support in Scotland.

How times have changed. Opinion polls in 2020 have consistently shown support for independence at over 50 per cent, with one recent poll showing a record high of 58 per cent. Another finds that more than 60 per cent of people…

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