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A short generation in Scotland

By Gwynne Dyer      

The Scottish referendum on independence in 2014 was supposed to be a once-in-a-generation event. That was the one thing that then-British prime minister David Cameron and then-Scottish first minister Alex Salmond agreed on: even a one-vote majority would settle the matter for a generation.

The Scottish Parliament. Maybe they reach sexual maturity very young in Scotland. What else could explain the fact that they are going to have another referendum on Scottish independence only three years after the last one, asks Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
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LONDON, ENGLAND—Maybe they reach sexual maturity very young in Scotland. What else could explain the fact that they are going to have another referendum on Scottish independence only three years after the last one? The Scottish referendum on independence in 2014 was supposed to be a once-in-a-generation event. That was the one thing that then-British prime minister David Cameron and then-Scottish first minister Alex Salmond agreed on: even a one-vote majority would settle the matter for a generation.

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