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Surging Support for Scottish Independence Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Feb 20, 2014, 09:33 PM

The Scottish independence movement is enjoying a revival after Great Britain threatened to make the Scots go poorer.

Reuters reports that, "The first opinion poll since Britain's rulers warned Scots they would lose the pound if they voted to leave the United Kingdom showed a slight increase in support for independence ahead of a referendum on the issue scheduled for September 18."

Scottish residents feel outraged that London intends to harm them if they vote in favor of independence.

Acording to Reuters, "Scottish nationalists said that such tactics had provoked a backlash among Scots, though opinion polls continue to show that Scots would vote to stay in the United Kingdom. A Survation/Scottish Daily Mail poll carried out on February 17 and 18 of 1,005 people found 37.7 percent support independence, which it said could be compared to 36.9 percent recorded in a PanelBase/Sunday Times poll carried out on January 29-February 6."

Great Britain Prime Minister David Cameron warned that an independent Scotland would become "unstable."

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