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Rookie Scots flood into British Parliament amid excitement and concern

Rookie Scots flood into British Parliament amid excitement and concern

The Stand comedy club is not an obvious place for a revolution. On weekend nights, people pack the charmingly grungy venue to tilt back drinks and take in the expected observations about work and relationship foibles. Signs promote upcoming gigs like the "Meat Tour." A message above the exit reads "Reality lurks beyond this door." The Stand is owned by Edinburgh resident Tommy Sheppard, who over the last 20 years has built it and two satellite locations into enjoyable nightlife spots. But as of Friday morning, the Stand and Sheppard can claim another banner: playing a pivotal role in Scotland's nationalist movement. The club owner has just been elected to the...

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