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Head battles heart in Scottish independence debate

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Posted: Mar 18, 2014 6:50 AM

Updated: Mar 18, 2014 6:51 AM

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) Scotland's swithering "middle million" has Britain's future in its hands.

"Swithering" means wavering, and it's a word you hear a lot in Scotland right now. Six months from Tuesday, Scottish voters must decide whether their country should become independent, breaking up Great Britain as it has existed for 300 years.

Faced with the historic choice, many find their hearts say "aye" but their heads say "why risk it?" Polls suggest as many as a quarter of Scotland's 4 million voters remain undecided, and their choice will determine the outcome.

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