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    • Marcuis
    • 26.10.12 | 17:43 (IST)

    How can someone say so little in so many words? Jewish folk in Scotland are spread in an even organic way through the population as you would expect when no barriers are to be found. Thus as you would expect so is their opinion in areas of politics. They are an integrated part of the population not hemmed into some narrow niche of professions and industries. Most people here vote SNP and Labour which are centre left parties so obviously that's makes Jewish Scots mostly "leftie" voters. As to some kind of special affinity for the Union I've never heard anything said about it one way or the other. There is no particularly Jewish view on this referendum. It's change which can make you both nervous and excited. If you want to avoid ethnic nationalism in the UK then come to Scotland because England has seen a steady increase in right wing nationalism for more than 30yrs. It is this that has opened wide the cultural differences to the point of independence.

    from the article: Jews on Scottish independence: More faintheart than Braveheart
    First published 11:13 26.10.12 | Last updated 11:13 26.10.12
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