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Enough ‘themes’ at festivals

Plus: what’s the perfect encore?

6 September 2014

9:00 AM

6 September 2014

9:00 AM

One might have expected the streets of Edinburgh, especially at festival time, to bear some evidence of the political struggle currently engulfing our nation, but in fact there was none at all. Apparently, the arguments for and against independence have to be traded on the doorstep and not in the street, which, to those visitors who anticipated fireworks, almost amounted to a vacuum.

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