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Scottish independence: Why patriotic Scots will be voting No

The question of the referendum is not "could Scotland be independent?", but "why should it be?"

By John McTernan  

This piece is a response to Neal Ascherson’s cover story on the Scottish independence referendum in the August issue of Prospect

“Aye right,” I thought when I finished Neal Ascherson’s article, “Why I’ll Vote Yes,” in the current issue of Prospect. It’s the most Scottish of phrases. The only one in any language I know where two words for Yes when put together mean No.

Neal, like me, has lived in…

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