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90% support Scots independence: Press TV poll

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Close to 90 percent of the respondents to a new opinion poll conducted by Press TV say they support the Scottish independence from the UK.

According to the survey, over 89 percent of the participants supported independence, while less than 11 percent supported a “No” vote.
Some 23 percent of the respondents were Americans while nine percent were from the United Kingdom.
Residents in Scotland have begun casting their ballots in a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom – a move that could pave the way for other pro-independence people in Europe to follow suit in the future.
The Scottish voters will decide whether or not to end their 307-year union with England and become the newest independent nation in the world.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said last week that the Scottish people will not be “bullied” by London or oil companies away from voting for independence.
The Westminster has repeatedly warned against Scotland’s independence, saying it will jeopardize the UK’s stability and damage its international standing.
Scottish authorities, on the other hand, argue that independence from the UK would free Scotland from London’s austerity policies and unnecessary military spending.
Scotland will have an independence day on March 24, 2016 if Scottish people vote to break away from the UK in the referendum.

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