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The Scottish Foreign Policy Context: Going Beyond Making Things Up

Living in Scotland, the most frustrating thing about the independence debate for me has been the lack of evidence to back up foreign policy claims.  Both the Yes and No campaign make sweeping claims about the needs and desires of the Scottish people in relation to foreign policy.  The Yes campaign wants to be free of British control over foreign policy and makes the removal of the Trident nuclear weapons a cornerstone of their campaign.  The No side suggests that Scotland cannot possibly go it alone without the protection of Britain and starting a new military, intelligence service, and cyber force would be too costly.  Neither side is really engaged in is examining what the Scottish or English people want.   Braveheart-05-4

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