Head battles heart in Scottish independence debate

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In this photo taken March 15, 2014 a man wears a multitude of ‘yes’ campaign badges during a pro-independence march in Edinburgh, Scotland for the upcoming vote on Scotland’s independence from the United Kingdom. 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. Many long to cut the tie binding them to England, but fear the risks _ and the financial fallout. (AP Photo/Jill Lawless)

In this photo taken March 15, 2014 a man wears a multitude of ‘yes’ campaign badges during a pro-independence march in Edinburgh, Scotland for the upcoming vote on Scotland’s independence from the United Kingdom. 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. Many long to cut the tie binding them to England, but fear the risks _ and the financial fallout. (AP Photo/Jill Lawless)

In this photo taken March 16, 2014 the ‘Saltire’ flag, of Scotland, at rear, flies alongside the ‘Union Jack’ of the United Kingdom outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland. 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. Many long to cut the tie binding them to England, but fear the risks _ and the financial fallout. (AP Photo/Jill Lawless)

In this photo taken March 15, 2014 a lone piper plays in a street in Edinburgh, as Scotland gets ready for the upcoming vote on Scotland’s independence from the United Kingdom. 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. Many long to cut the tie binding them to England, but fear the risks _ and the financial fallout. (AP Photo/Jill Lawless)

In this photo taken March 16, 2014 shows a general view of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland. 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. Many long to cut the tie binding them to England, but fear the risks _ and the financial fallout. (AP Photo/Jill Lawless)

This photo taken March 16, 2014 shows a general view of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland. 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. Many long to cut the tie binding them to England, but fear the risks _ and the financial fallout. (AP Photo/Jill Lawless)

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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 choices will determine the outcome.

Many long to cut the tie binding them to England, but fear the risks — and the financial fallout.

“I’m swithering a bit,” said Sarah Kenchington, an artist from Balfron in central Scotland.

“It’s getting really right-wing down in England and it would be quite a good thing to separate from that. But then, politics can

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