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Juliet Swann, 18th September 2014
Something in the air Scotland is shrouded in a muggy haar today, and it feels as if we've been cut off from the rest of the world in order to concentrate and exercise our democratic right to vote: for or against independence. It feels like a reason to talk to strangers, smile at passers-by. We're making history.   There's […]
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Jess Garland, 8th September 2014
Come together Scotland is alive with an unprecedented level of political debate. In homes, pubs and town halls, that debate is not limited to technicalities; it's about the way people want to be governed, the society they want to live in.   Go south of the border and you could already be in an entirely separate country. […]
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