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Salmond: Scots should set terms of independence vote

01-12-2012 14:11 BJT

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Scotland’s top leader Alex Salmond says the people of Scotland should set the terms of a referendum on independence, not British politicians.

British Prime Minister David Cameron favoured allowing the Scots a vote on whether Scotland should become independent, but suggested that Scotland should choose between total separation and the status quo.

But Salmond says the Scottish parliament should decide how to frame the question posed to voters independently. About 30 percent of Scottish support independence from the UK. The vote on this issue is set to be held in the autumn of 2014.

Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland speaks during an interview with AFP in
December 2011. Scotland's government said Tuesday it wants to hold a referendum on
independence from Britain in late 2014, after the government in London said the vote
could go ahead but under its terms

Prime Minister David Cameron said a Scottish referendum should be held soon because
the uncertainty about the issue was damaging Scotland's economy, although he remains
strongly opposed to the break-up of the United Kingdom


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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