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Scottish independence: Liberalism is most effective counter to SNP and Tories’ competing nationalisms – Alistair Carmichael MP

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Thousands of Canadians rally in Montreal in October 1995 in a bid to persuade citizens of Quebec not to secede from Canada (Picture: Andre Pichette/AFP via Getty Images)

“If they think it’s about playing a waiting game, I’ve probably got time on my side as well. You look at the demographics of the support for independence — well, I’m not sure that’s going to get you out of this conundrum.”

Well, that’s it, then. And we saved people the trouble of voting!

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Last week saw the re-emergence of the “wait for the oldies to croak” theory of nationalist triumph from the First Minister – the idea that independence is inevitable, because polling suggests that young people are more likely to back separation from the rest of the United Kingdom than older generations. Just wait a little longer so that the wrong people stop voting, and you can inch yourself across the finish line.

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