Scotland can expect one heckuva hangover after independence vote – yes or no

September 10, 2014 10:07 AM

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Scotland can expect one heckuva hangover after independence vote – yes or no

The Sept. 18 referendum on independence is quite unlike any other United Kingdom election I have witnessed. It is much more visceral, with so many complicated currents swirling beneath one simple question: Is Scotland in Britain or out of it? There are a lot of people going with their gut instinct, and you sense that if the outcome goes against them, the simmering rage will finally bubble over.

The problem for the Unionists is that nothing they can say will ever match that magic potion being served up by the Scottish Nationalists — that beautiful policy that can be summed up in one sweet word: “change.”

Also read: The Electors' responses, and why we must expect better

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