Backing grows for Scots independence

August 19, 2009

MORE Scots want independence than prefer to remain part of the Union, an opinion poll claimed yesterday.

TNS System Three found 41 per cent of the 977 people they spoke to want to break up the UK, compared with 40 per cent who are opposed.

The polling firm used the SNP’s favoured referendum question, which is whether “the Scottish government should negotiate a settlement with the Government of the United Kingdom so that Scotland becomes an independent state”.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the poll, adding: “People want a government that will speak up for Scotland – not shut up for London.”

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