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BBC News | UK Politics: Scotland to hold independence poll in 2014 - Salmond

UK Politics 10 January 2012 Last updated at 18:55 GMT Scotland to hold independence poll in 2014 - Salmond Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond wants to hold a referendum in the second half of his term Continue reading the main story Related Stories Westminster 'cannot pull strings' PM denies 'dictating' Scots vote Q&A: Scottish referendum row Scotland plans to hold an independence referendum in the autumn of 2014, First Minister Alex Salmond has said. He said this date would allow the Scottish people to make a "considered" decision on Scotland's future within the United Kingdom. The news came as the UK government said a referendum would be unconstitutional without its authority. It has said it wanted to work with the SNP-led