Concerns grow over SNP plan to seek Scottish independence

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    The Scottish National Party’s win in parliamentary elections has put the independence debate back on the table in the United Kingdom.

    The government in London is firmly opposed to Scottish independence, but the election outcome has set the stage for years of debate, worry and potential instability. That is particularly the case along Scotland’s border with England.

    Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Berwick-upon-Tweed on the Scottish-English border.

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