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Scotland stands to win even if secession vote fails
Scotland stands to win even if secession vote fails

If the polls are right, supporters of independence for Scotland are heading for a disappointing defeat in next month's historic referendum on seceding from Britain. But in many ways, they've already won. Even if Britain remains intact, Scotland appears set to wrest more powers from the central government in London. Britain's main political parties, in a bid to persuade unhappy Scots to stay in the fold, have pledged to turn over more control of Scotland's affairs to the semiautonomous Scottish government here in Edinburgh, especially on important tax issues. Although that falls short of the cherished dreams of dyed-in-the-tartan nationalists, it would give this...

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