Scots now feel the blood a leaping

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 23 2018 - 8:36pm, first published September 9 2014 - 7:13pm

Next week the people of Scotland, a small country to the north of England in the United Kingdom, will decide by referendum whether they want a divorce from a 307-year-old marriage with England and Wales. Until recently, the groom had seemed indifferent to the tumult in the bride's camp, if only because England had not taken separation feeling seriously. But opinion polls, which initially thought the move would be easily defeated, suggest that a yes vote is now very possible, perhaps likely.

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