Will Scotland Vote for Its Independence?

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Scotland has been part of the United Kingdom for more than 300 years. But that may soon change. On Thursday, Scottish citizens will hold a referendum on whether to leave the U.K. Polls show a neck-and-neck vote with single-digit margins, spurring British Prime Minister David Cameron to beg the Scots not to break up the "family of nations" and to warn them that leaving would hurt Scotland's economy and security. We discuss the pros and cons of Scottish independence.


Christophe Crombez, Belgian-American economist and consulting professor at Stanford's Europe Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Adam Ramsay, senior campaigner for Yes Scotland, the organization campaigning in favor of independence, co-editor of Open Democracy and author of "42 Reasons to Support Scottish Independence"

Brad MacKay, director of engagement and chair in strategic management, University of Edinburgh Business School

Geoff Dyer, Financial Times