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Cameron urges Scotland not to go it alone | Reuters

(Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron conceded on Sunday that Scotland had what it takes to be an independent nation, but said it currently enjoyed "the best of both worlds", imploring it not to break the United Kingdom apart.

Stepping up his government's campaign to hold Britain together ahead of an independence referendum expected next year, Cameron urged Scotland not to sever a union with England that dates back 306 years.

"Put simply: Britain works. Britain works well. Why break it?" he wrote in an article published in Scottish newspapers.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Feb 10th, 2013 at 02:23:48 PM EST
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Put simply: Britain works. Britain works well.

For whom? For what tiny segment of society? Slavery works well ... for the few masters with the whips.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Mon Feb 11th, 2013 at 07:51:12 AM EST
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As the Irishman Bono said: "Sometimes you can't make it. Best you can do is to fake it. Sometimes you can't make it on your own."

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Mon Feb 11th, 2013 at 05:29:58 PM EST
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Hmm, so a unified Europe is bad, but a unified UK is good?
by asdf on Mon Feb 11th, 2013 at 02:52:36 PM EST
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Divide et impera.
Tories may not know much, but they know their Classics.

sapere aude
by Number 6 on Tue Feb 12th, 2013 at 04:56:41 AM EST
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When I use the automatic lookup feature in Safari, it gives me the German interpretation:

stifte Unfrieden unter denen, die du beherrschen willst! legendäres, sprichwörtlich gewordenes Prinzip der altrömischen Außenpolitik

I don't know why it suddenly thinks I can read anything other than English and pig Latin...

by asdf on Tue Feb 12th, 2013 at 11:50:18 AM EST
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