With four months to go before Scotland votes, a nasty rift has opened
Scotland’s nationalist first minister, is known to enjoy a flutter on the horses. He must therefore have felt his political racecard had turned hot in 2011 when Colin and Chris Weir, two lifelong members of the Scottish National Party, won a lottery jackpot worth £161m. That win, remarkably, has probably shortened the odds on a Scottish exit from the United Kingdom, after the independence referendum due in September. It has also helped reveal just how deeply the vote is dividing Scotland.