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Scotland: referendum on independence in 2014

Scotland plans to hold a referendum on independence in the fall of 2014, the deadline for the public to make an informed decision, said  the Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on Tuesday night.

“This will allow people to consider all the arguments,” said the leader of the Scottish National Party in an interview with Sky News.

Last Sunday, the prime minister David Cameron said London would propose to Edinburgh to hold a plebiscite on independence over the next 18 months, a date considered too close to Scotland.

The statements of the British Conservative Party leader spoke on the bottom of surveys by which the majority of Scots are currently opposing the secession of the province. Mr Salmond has accused the British government to conduct a double game, trying to manipulate the region and its people.

“Scotland does not have imposed anything. And they (British Government, ed) trying to organize the referendum in a hurry,” said the Prime Minister of Scotland.

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