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Formal Countdown Begins For Scottish Vote That Could Break Up United Kingdom

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May 30, 2014 AT 12:28 PM
The formal campaign for a Scottish independence vote that could break-up the United Kingdom began on Friday. Polls currently show Scots are unlikely to choose to end the 307-year-old union with England. Scottish nationalists hope the desire for independence, historical rivalry and what they say has been centuries of mismanagement by far-off leaders in London will drive Scots to vote for secession in the Sept. 18 referendum. Britain's main politicians have united against a breakaway, issuing pleas for unity and warnings about the economic costs of independence to the 4 million Scottish resident voters over the age of 16 who can participate.