Scots Should Be Careful What They Wish For

What happens if a divorce from the U.K. turns bitter?
Going it alone is not a perfect solution.

According to one new poll, the recent surge of support for Scottish independence may have been checked -- but the result of Thursday's referendum could still go either way. If the Scots do vote to astonish the world and break up the United Kingdom, it won't be because they've weighed the choice intelligently. In a case like this, you should be careful what you wish for. The campaign for independence has been clever, but nobody could accuse it of being careful.

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