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Scottish independence: what would it mean for the rest of the UK?

“A country that had turned its back on its near abroad and then fallen apart would not walk tall in international counsels”

By Philip Rycroft  

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Towards the end of May, YouGov asked over 1,500 adults in England and Wales whether they supported or opposed Scotland becoming an independent country. Only 44 per cent of them were opposed; 30 per cent said they would support Scottish independence and fully 26 per cent said they did not know.

Hardly a full-throated endorsement of the union from south of the Scottish border. Set alongside the sustained uptick in support for independence within Scotland to over the 50 per cent mark, this does not make comfortable…

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