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Scotland's Pro-independence Leader Fails To Turn Tide In TV Debate

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August 06, 2014 AT 4:03 AM
The leader of the campaign for Scottish independence failed to turn a U.S.-style television debate into a victory for his cause, six weeks before Scotland votes on whether to break up the United Kingdom. In an unexpected setback for those who support a breakaway, Alex Salmond, head of the pro-independence Scottish National Party, failed to land a decisive blow in a lively debate on Tuesday night against Alistair Darling, leader of the campaign to keep Scotland in the UK.