This month, the Scottish independence referendum is looming alarmingly, with the Scottish people going to the polls on 18th September. If you have been following European, and especially British, media, you cannot have failed to notice the importance of this historic event for the United Kingdom. For, if more people vote ‘yes’ than ‘no’, Scotland will become the newest country in the world and the 307-year-old political union with England will come to an end.
The official unification with England took place in 1707, and at the time it was thought that the Scots who put their names to the Act of Union were bribed. This suggestion inspired Robert Burns, to write: "We are bought and sold for English gold. Such a parcel of rogues in a nation." The current Scottish government, led by First Minister Alex Salmond, now hopes to write a new chapter in Scotland’s history.
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