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Scots to launch independence campaign in May

Scots to launch independence campaign in May

Scotland's leader Alex Salmond says a campaign for independence will be launched in May, more than two years before the preferred date for a referendum on leaving the United Kingdom.
Salmond is seeking to hold an independence referendum in September 2014, hoping that a separation from London would be completed with a May 2016 election for the Scottish Parliament.
He told the BBC on Sunday he is "so confident" of winning the referendum that he wants a long "yes" campaign period to ensure voters in Scotland have answers to all their questions about its implications.
Opinion polls show that only about a third of Scots favor splitting up the nation, and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is pressing for the independence vote to be held before 2014.


Updated : 2021-05-17 00:36 GMT+08:00