Scottish independence: The Union has never been in a more perilous state

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Scottish independence: The Union has never been in a more perilous state” – below is their description.

    In this documentary, The Telegraph’s Political Editor, Ben Riley-Smith, travels the length and breadth of Scotland, meeting politicians from across the spectrum to examine why appetite for independence is growing, whether there really will be a second referendum and if so, who will win.

    With thanks to: 

    Charlotte Armitage

    Jackie Baillie

    Ian Blackford MP

    Gordon Brown

    John Cumming

    Michael Gove MP

    Ian Blackford 

    David Mundell MP

    Oliver Mundell MSP


    Reporter: Ben Riley-Smith

    Producer: Danielle Robinson

    Camera: Andy Mackenzie

    Production Manager: Carla De Nicola 

    Graphics: Mia Teixeria & Zhenqing Du 

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