January 15, 2012

DON'T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU...:

UK's Cameron offers talks on Scottish independence vote (Adrian Croft, 1/15/12, Reuters)

Two opinion polls published on Sunday showed support for Scottish independence is stronger among English voters than it is among Scots.

The polls may reflect a view in some parts of Britain that Scotland gains financially from the current UK set-up, which gives its devolved parliament power over issues like health and education, funded by a grant from British government coffers.

The SNP says that view does not take account of North Sea oil revenues, which flow to the Treasury in London. An independent Scotland could lay claim to a large part of those revenues.

Both polls found Scottish opponents of independence leading supporters, although their lead in one poll was slim.

The SNP won a majority in Scottish elections last year, putting Salmond in a strong position to push for a referendum.

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