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Scottish Nationalists Look To Broaden Independence Debate Beyond Currency

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August 21, 2014 AT 4:31 AM
With less than a month to go until Scotland votes on independence, nationalists are seeking to broaden the debate away from a difficult focus on what currency would be used after breaking from the United Kingdom. Health care and other social issues such as justice and equality are likely to get a bigger airing if pro-independence First Minister Alex Salmond has his way in a second televised debate on August 25. The question of whether Scotland could keep the pound if it voted on September 18 to leave the United Kingdom has hampered independence campaigners. The pro-independence vote continues to lag in all major polls, but Salmond has been trying to leverage the latest swing in support by blitzing the media on topics that might sway undecided voters.