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How the Commonwealth Games could swing the referendum vote

FEATURE: The Independent’s Chris Green looks at the potential impact of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on the Scottish independence referendum.

Stephen Simmons is standing in front of the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow’s East End, where later this month crowds will gather to watch the likes of Alicia Coutts, Fran Halsall and Ellie Simmonds compete for medals at the Commonwealth Games.
“I’m not voting. I’ve never voted in my life and I’m not going to start now,” he says. The 29-year-old boxer is talking about the Scottish referendum on independence.

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