Word of the week: Indy-dependent

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After Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon floated plans for another referendum, the word of the week is:

Indy-dependence (n)

A dependence on independence referendums.


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"If only the SNP could rid itself of its indy-dependence."

"She's a strong, indy-dependent woman."

"I'm not left or right - I'm an indy-dependent thinker."

Articles to read if you are indy-dependent:

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Julia Rampen is the digital news editor of the New Statesman (previously editor of The Staggers, The New Statesman's online rolling politics blog). She has also been deputy editor at Mirror Money Online and has worked as a financial journalist for several trade magazines.