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The dismal state of the Scottish independence debate in Westminster

Politicians, especially progressives, must recognise a nation’s right to choose

By Kirsty Hughes  

Scottish independence supporters march through Glasgow. Photo: Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto/PA Images

Will Brexit lead to an independent Scotland? The question has been asked many times in the last few years. But now Brexit is definitely going ahead in just two weeks, with a Tory government firmly installed for the next five years, the question has gathered new intensity.

Boris Johnson’s “no” this week, to Nicola Sturgeon’s request for the transfer of powers to Holyrood to hold another independence referendum, is entirely unsurprising. And, equally well understood by both sides, the…

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