Scotland will not hold another independence vote for five years, says former leader


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Today's all about the Old Firm, not politics.

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Today's all about the Old Firm, not politics.

So it would seem. I can find this article in JT, Al Arabiya, and the Telegraph but not in any Scottish news outlets.

a professional soccer player before becoming a politician,

His football career wasn't exactly glamorous (East Fife). He was also a town planning officer for many years after he quit football.

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Most Scots, even those wanting independence, are pragmatic enough to know that they can't afford it. Scotland raises it's own taxes and manages most of it's affairs but overspends every year, borrowing billions.

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Correction: Scotland is not a country. It is not even a state/province within a federation. It is a territory within a unitary state that was once an independent kingdom. This is like calling Saitama Prefecture a country. Devolved govt is just an arrangement with the central govt for self-rule, but can be revoked at the central govt's behest.

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