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Scottish Referendum Raises Big Questions

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On Thursday voters in Scotland will decide whether they want their country to become independent or remain in the United Kingdom. The latest opinion polls show a tight race, with the early lead in favor of staying in the UK eroding. British Prime Minister David Cameron said that if Scotland votes for Independence, the U.K. will split and they'll go their separate ways forever. “Independence would not be a trial separation,” Cameron said. “It would be a painful divorce.”

Euan Kerr is an arts reporter for Minnesota Public Radio. He was born is Glasgow and moved to the U.S. after graduating from the University of Stirling. During a Dakota Midday conversation, Kerr said that the independence referendum is creating tension in his home country, but it's also raising important discussions about what it means to a nation today.