Scottish independence: Will the English Scots save the union?


If you ask David Cameron what he thinks of the Scottish independence referendum, he’ll tell you he wants the United Kingdom to remain intact but the decision is a matter for the Scottish people. Which isn’t entirely true.

That’s because around 8.5% of Scotland’s 5.3 million population are English-born. And many are preparing to vote down independence in a bloodless anti-Bannockburn some 700 years on from Robert the Bruce’s violent battle against London rule.

My feature on English Scots and Scottish independence.

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