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IPFS News Link • Scotland

KUMAR: Scottish Independence will cause harm to U.K.

•, Shubhrant Kumar

And now, a second referendum wherein Scottish voters will be decided whether they want to secede from the U.K. is expected to go ahead this summer.

Brexit has been cited as the main impetus behind the SNP's agenda, since Scottish nationalist factions have claimed that if independence is granted to them, they will rejoin the EU. While the argument made be sound in theory, the truth is that there is no way of knowing whether secession is the appropriate solution for dealing with the anticipated economic fallout from Brexit.

The Scottish nationalist movement that we see today is far from a modern phenomenon since strenuous Scottish-English relations date back to at least the early 14th century when the Anglo- Scottish Wars began and continued for several decades.