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The shocking truth about the English and the Scots: they agree

The Prime Minister should say it more often: the people of the United Kingdom are better together

12 December 2015

9:00 AM

12 December 2015

9:00 AM

Last year, the United Kingdom came within 384,000 votes of destruction. A referendum designed to crush the Scottish nationalists instead saw them win 45 per cent of the vote — and become stronger than ever. Since then, the SNP has taken almost every Scottish seat in the Commons and is preparing for another landslide in the Holyrood election next year — giving Nicola Sturgeon the power to threaten a second referendum.

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