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Salmond demands independence debate with Cameron
Alex Salmond (L), David Cameron (R)
Alex Salmond (L), David Cameron (R)
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:10PM
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Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has demanded a head-to-head independence debate with the British Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Scottish first minister has repeated his demand for a referendum debate with Cameron but he has rejected all requests so far, leaving major debates on the leader of the pro-Union Better Together campaign and former British Chancellor Alistair Darling.

A recent private poll for the SNP revealed earlier that around half of Scotland's four million voters are floating voters. According to Blair Jenkins, the chief executive of Yes Scotland, these voters are "potentially moveable" or undecided.

The more informed the voters become about the case for independence, the more they shift to a "yes" vote, the research also found.

Darling also admitted that Salmond could be the winner of referendum, saying “substantial number” of people in the country are still undecided.

"If you press them now, they might say 'yes' or 'no' but for perfectly understandable reasons, these are people who might be open to [changing] their [minds],”he said.

Scotland will hold an independence referendum on September 18, 2014, on whether to stay in the UK or become an independent country.

The referendum will take place in the 700th anniversary year of a military victory by Scots over the English at Bannockburn.

Scotland’s 2014 independence referendum could result in breaking up of the UK after 305 years.

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