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  1. What Lies at the Heart of Scotland’s Independence Push?

    In the 1970s, a small, radical political party started making waves about an independent Scotland. Come September 19, the Scottish Nationalist Party could be leading the country out of the U.K. forever, according to new polling figures that show the independence campaign has taken the lead for the first time. Pundits offer countless explanations, including that the decline of the British Empire and gradual dismantling of the welfare state both hit Scots hard, fueling anti-British sentiment.

    BBC, Reuters

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