1039
Scots 'tricked out of independence'
International

Scots 'tricked out of independence'

Alex Salmond, the defeated leader of Scotland's nationalists, on Sunday accused Prime Minister David Cameron and other London politicians of tricking Scottish voters out of independence by making a false "vow" about granting them new powers.
Salmond, who is stepping down as leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) after spearheading a failed campaign for Scotland to leave the United Kingdom, said Britain's three main political parties had won last Thursday's referendum vote by 55-45 percent by deception.
"I think the vow was something cooked up in desperation for the last few days of the campaign and I think everyone in Scotland now realizes that," said Salmond, referring to a pledge made by Cameron and other leaders two days before the referendum to rapidly expand Scottish autonomy in the event of a "No" vote.
Though Cameron has said he is determined to deliver the new settlement he has since linked new powers for Scotland to agreeing new constitutional arrangements for the rest of Britain, including England, at the same time.
But the opposition Labour party has rejected the linkage, raising the possibility that political squabbling could delay a new deal for Scotland.
"It is the people who were persuaded to vote no (in the referendum) who were misled, who were gulled, who were tricked effectively," Salmond told BBC TV. "They are the ones who are really angry."

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/drqJ6m

You can also read ...

US May Bend Rules for Saudi Arabia to Go Nuclear
Saudi Arabia is moving swiftly to become the next country in...
The security assessment is at the heart of the controversy  over Afghan deportations in Germany, with opponents arguing that the country is still not safe for returnees.
The authorities in Munich carried out a fresh round of...
Bahraini Top Activist Jailed for 5 Years Over Tweets
High-profile Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced on...
Moscow Says Ties With US Will Be Hard to Repair
Moscow on Wednesday said it would be “very difficult” to...
Turkey Warns Syrian Forces Entering Afrin Face Serious Consequences
Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Syrian government forces...
Secret Pence, N. Korea Meeting Planned, Then Scrapped
Mike Pence and North Korean officials had planned to meet...
Name Row  in Greece, Macedonia Edging to Solution
Macedonia is closer than any time in the last decade to...
Trudeau Assures Canada Will Not Support India’s Sikh Separatists
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to the holiest...

Trending

Googleplus