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David Cameron and Alex Salmond at loggerheads over Scottish independence vote

Publié par carmion le 05/09/2011

Simon Johnson

"Mr Salmond said the Prime Minister has promised not to interfere in the vote on ending the 304-year-old Union between England and Scotland, giving him total control over its timing and the question on the ballot paper.

"Government ministers confirmed Mr Cameron promised not to deliberately erect obstacles to the referendum, during a telephone conversation following Mr Salmond's landslide victory in last week's Scottish Parliament elections.

"However, they made clear that Mr Cameron at no point gave the Scottish First Minister carte blanche over the vote and it was inevitable the Westminster Government will have a say."

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"David Cameron and Alex Salmond at loggerheads over Scottish independence vote", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2011. Consulté le 19/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/david-cameron-and-alex-salmond-at-loggerheads-over-scottish-independence-vote