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    Alex Salmond: Scotland to be independent country by 2018 if SNP win Holyrood election

    SCOTLAND will be an independent country by 2018 if the SNP win the election, Alex Salmond vowed 28 April 2011

    The SNP leader said he was confident of holding a referendum on splitting from the UK before the next Holyrood election in 2016.

    He insisted he could win the historic vote - and said independence would follow within a further two years.

    Salmond said: "I think if we win the argument, we can win the referendum. We'd go into a referendum with arguments to win."

    Asked when the split would happen, he replied: "It requires a period of time. In Scotland, we have the analogy of the referendum on devolution in 1997.

    "The parliament was actually set up after that verdict in principle in 1999.

    "Things take time but the most important thing is to have a verdict in principle so the people decide whether this is something they want to do or not."

    He added: "I think it's the right way to decide the question of independence. At some point over the next five years, we'll introduce the legislation.

    "And if we get the support of the people, I think the other parties in Scotland might think twice about opposing it in the same way they did last time."

    Salmond again refused to set a date for the proposed referendum.

    He said he had been wrong to pencil in 2010 for his last attempt to force a vote because it had "narrowed" his options.

    But last night, he was under growing pressure to set out his plans in detail as a poll of polls suggested pro-independence parties will command a majority at Holyrood after May 5.

    The analysis, from PR firm Weber Shandwick, claimed the SNP will win 60 seats, with Labour on 43.

    The pro-independence Greens were predicted to have five seats, which, combined with the SNP and independent Margo MacDonald, would produce enough votes in the 129-seat chamber to force a referendum.

    Salmond also played down the importance of the independence referendum, which remains a turn-off for voters.

    But Scots Labour leader Iain Gray said: "My challenge to the SNP is this - stop hiding your plans, stop pretending you aren't obsessed by the only policy that gets you up in the morning.

    "Don't hide your plan for independence. Tell Scotland the date you want to hold the referendum and tell us today.

    "Don't hide behind the pathetic excuse that it would be a 'mistake' to reveal the date you already know.

    "If Labour forms the next government, we will not be distracted by a constant campaign to break up the UK. It will be jobs, jobs, jobs and jobs again."

    Labour followed up the attack with a new campaign document titled "Alex Salmond: More worried about his job than yours".

    It warned of "eyewatering cuts to jobs and services" if Scotland became independent.

    And a chapter on "Eck-onomics during the financial crisis" claimed a separate Scotland would have been "bankrupted" by the crash.

    Source: dailyrecord

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    Scottish election: SNP surges to Holyrood majority

    SNP leader Alex Salmond has spoken publicly after his party won majority government with 69 Holyrood seats.

    During an address in Edinburgh, he said his party had "a majority of the seats, but not a monopoly on wisdom".

    He added that the result was a victory for a party, but also "a victory for a society and a nation".

    Once all results were in, the SNP totalled 69 seats, Labour had secured 37, the Tories had 15, the Lib Dems won five, and others totalled three.

    The SNP took key seats in Labour heartlands and the Liberal Democrat vote also collapsed.

    The SNP now has a clear majority of four in the 129-seat parliament, enough votes to hold an independence referendum.

    The Greens returned two MSPs to Holyrood and independent Margo Macdonald was also back.

    Labour leader Iain Gray announced he would stand down from the job in the autumn.

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    Muungano wa scotland na ungereza ndio blueprint wa muungano wetu! Haya makubwa.
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    Hawa nao kama sisi, tuanze tuwaoneshe mambo ya navyokwenda, halafu hao jamaa wa scotland ni jeuri. Akili zao za kigaidi gaidi Usama haingii ndani!
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    Kama Zanzibar nini? halafu wakijitenga toka UK faida yake nini? ujinga tu.
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    Hawawezi kujitenga,watakufa njaa,mafuta yanaisha north sea,na Whisky peke yake haiwezi kusustain uchumi wao