Scotland decides

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A very bad time to break up Britain

Scottish nationalists could soon find there are worse people in the world than London’s ‘Tory toffs’

Salmond brushes aside the foreign policy facts

Scottish nationalists’ assertion that everyone else would bend to Edinburgh’s will is wrong

A united kingdom requires more than gifted amateurism

Irreversible promises to do with governing are being thrown around as campaign bait by desperate men

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