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All The Things They Said

A Wilderness of Peace

“I believe Scotland should be independent, but without Trident’s we’re defenceless – we just can’t take the risk. I hope you understand.”

“The only reason anyone even listens to us is because we have Trident. Trident’s the reason we have peace, and security, and freedom of speech. Without it, we’ll be walked all over.”

“Look around us. All those shipyards, IBM, the ropeworks: they’re all gone. What do we have left? If Trident goes, we’ll have nothing. Nothing. I don’t like it any more than you, but we have to protect what we’ve got.”

“The only thing stopping me voting for you is the jobs at Faslane. We can’t afford to lose Trident.”

“I’m so sorry, I would vote yes, but my son works on one of the Trident submarines, so… you know. I have to…”

Anti-independence Better Together campaigners hold placards reading "Protects Jobs Vote No" during a demonstration in Edinburgh, U.K., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The impact of Scotland's referendum debate has been felt more in the currency market with the pound tumbling and volatility surging on Sept. 8 after a YouGov Plc poll showed the nationalists overtook opponents of independence. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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