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Facing Legal Complications and Lack of Support, Scotland Looks at Alternatives to Independence

Catherine Cheney Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

The government in Edinburgh, Scotland is holding a public consultation on the terms of a ballot for the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence. First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, who wants to hold the vote in the fall of 2014, intends to ask voters: "Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?"

The U.K. government insists that these matters must be decided in Westminster, home to the U.K. Parliament. ...

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