Scotland to launch independence referendum

Plans announced for public vote in 2014 that could end 300-year-old union with England.

    Scotland's first minister has announced plans for a referendum in 2014, a vote that could be the first step in making his homeland an independent nation.

    Alex Salmond has said the end of the 300-year-old union between Scotland and England would be good for both countries.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Edinburgh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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