June 29, 2016

SHOULDN'T HAVE ACTED SO SCOTTISH IN THE FIRST PLACE:

Bitter Scotland Weighs its Own Divorce (Marc Champion, 6/29/16, Bloomberg)

"It's an injustice," said Iain McLaren, a 40-year-old Edinburgh IT worker, as he nursed a post-game beer at another sports bar in the Scottish capital. "I voted a reluctant 'No' in 2014, because the independence campaign hadn't made the case economically. But the Brexit vote has changed everything politically. Now I'm willing to take the gamble."

Two recent opinion polls suggest that if another independence vote were held today, it would succeed, breaking up a three-centuries-old union and adding to Europe's disarray.

What rankles potential swing voters like McLaren is that they expected English voters to stick with the EU for the same reason Scots stuck with the U.K.: although their hearts cried freedom, they decided it would be economically reckless to follow through.

If you're willing to sell your freedom maybe you don't deserve a country.

Posted by at June 29, 2016 7:39 PM

  

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