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Cameron-Salmond Deal Clears Way For Independence Referendum
Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/10/12 | Amiel Ungar

Posted on 10/15/2012 5:09:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond met today in Edinburgh to sign the agreement under which the British government consents to allow Scotland's independence referendum to go ahead. A 3-1 trade paved the way for the agreement.

Cameron and Salmond had to cut through four disagreements that were blocking a deal. The opponents of Scottish Independence wanted the referendum to be limited to one question: Would Scotland's remain part of Great Britain or go independent.

Alex Salmond wanted a fallback option in case he lost the independence vote by posing a second question, popularly dubbed as Devo Max, calling for maximum devolution including the total powers of taxation. For opponents of independence, this was independence through the back door, because it would create a tipping point in favor of independence. Secondly, it would touch off reverberations within England in a demand for similar rights, particularly as the English believe that they have been subsidizing the Scots.


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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: deal; independence; referendum; scotland

1 posted on 10/15/2012 5:09:36 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Verrrrrry interesting! We’ll see if Scotland decides to go for independence. I personally doubt that they will.

2 posted on 10/15/2012 6:04:14 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: RKBA Democrat

We wont.

Support for it sits at just 28%.

3 posted on 10/16/2012 10:16:13 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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