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3:59pm on Friday, 25th April, 2014:
Last week I was chatting to a Scot who lives in America, and I asked him about the forthcoming Scottish Independence referendum. As he doesn't have a vote in it, it meant we could discuss the matter without there being any suggestion that I might be trying to persuade him to vote one way or the other.
After a while, I said something like, "Well it all comes down to how many people decide to vote with their hearts or with their heads". He agreed, but in the ensuing discussing it soon became clear that we had the heart/head attribution the opposite way round. For him, voting to stay within the UK was the romantic notion and voting for independence was the one that made most economic and political sense; for me, voting for independence was the romantic notion and voting to stay within the UK was the one that made most economic and political sense.
Hmm, clearly it's more complicated than I thought..!
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