What are the similarities between today and the Union of 1707?

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What are the similarities between today and the Union of 1707?

I AM currently reading Scotland: The Autobiography by Rosemary Goring, which contains snippets of written evidential information about Scottish historical facts and events. The following articles (edited by me) attracted my interest given the current Brexit and independence climate. It is about one Daniel Defoe who, as well as being an author, was also a government agent for the English Crown.

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What are the similarities between today and the Union of 1707?