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A new book reveals the risks of Scottish independence

Breaking away from the UK could send Scotland into economic freefall

By David Herman   April 2020

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon with Gordon candidate Alex Salmond during a visit to to the Dreams Daycare nursery in Insch, Aberdeenshire, on the election campaign trail.

John Lloyd’s book on Scottish independence could not be more timely. It appears just a few months after the SNP swept all before it in Scotland in the election, winning 48 out of 59 seats. The call for a second independence referendum now seems irresistible.

As Lloyd shows, this is largely a response to Brexit, austerity, a succession of disastrous Tory prime ministers and the spectacular collapse…

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