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Could Scotland Make Another Run at Independence?

Should the United Kingdom hold a second referendum on Scotland?

Scottish independence has become a perennial issue in British politics, and with the Scottish National Party (SNP) holding 48 of Scotland’s 59 seats in Westminster, it’s not going to go away anytime soon. The SNP also runs a minority government at Holyrood, Scotland’s devolved parliament. Seemingly immune to scandals and poor performance, the SNP owes its electoral success to just one issue: the appeal for independence.

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