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A narrow Scottish Yes majority could cause unrest

I BELIEVE there could be a bad public reaction to a very narrow majority in the Scottish independence vote. If there is a clear majority either way, it will be accepted by all. But it is likely the majority will be narrow.

In this event, I foresee problems, as people become resentful at "losing their birthright", or "being dragged into a foreign country against their will".

Civil disturbances – even "racist" attacks – could follow. Have the civil authorities taken this possibility into account and made plans to cope? Or will they just "muddle through", as usual?

PETER MILNER

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