[QODLink]
Europe

Scotland grapples with cry for freedom

Many English think economy is better off without Scotland as Scots are yet to be convinced on benefits of walking alone.

Last updated: 24 Nov 2013 20:00
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

The Scottish government is expected to put forward a document outlining why its people should vote in favour of breaking away from the United Kingdom.

A large percentage of English people believe that the economy of the UK would be better off without Scotland.

However, Scottish citizens are yet to be convinced by their government on the benefits of independence. A referendum is due to be held in 2014.

What would an independent Scotland mean to the English people? Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee travelled from the southern coast of England to the Scottish border to find out.

96

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
Influential independence figure has been key in promoting Scottish nationalism, but will his efforts succeed?
Teenage phenom with quick hands and a passion for boxing has reminded many of the great Filipino fighter at a young age.
Families of Britons killed in 2013 siege at gas plant in Algeria frustrated by inquiry delay over 'sensitive' materials.
Rhinoceros beetles once drew 40,000 visitors each year to Tamura city, but nuclear disaster has decimated beetle mania.
In run-up to US midterm elections, backers of immigration law changes disappointed by postponement of executive action.
join our mailing list