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Scots vote in Britain's EU referendum

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 01:31

Scottish voters say the result of a referendum on European Union membership could spark a second Scottish independence vote. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Voters in Scotland head to the polls Thursday, as the United Kingdom decides whether to stay or leave in the European Union in a national referendum. It's a race too close to call. And for Scotland, the result of the referendum could spark another vote on Scottish independence says voter William Hope. (SOUNDBITE) (English) VOTER, WILLIAM HOPE, SAYING: "If Scotland votes in a completely different way to England, I think there is certainly a chance. We could sort of have a never-endum." Scots rejected independence by 55-45 percent in a referendum in September 2014. It was an experience that Edinburgh resident John Frater said he hopes not to repeat again. (SOUNDBITE) (English) VOTER, JOHN FRATER, SAYING: "I hated the whole referendum thing. It was a horrible experience for me for various reasons, so I don't want another vote. I don't want another referendum, I'm sick of referendums, but having said that, if we did get another referendum, I might vote for Scottish independence next time round." Because of the potential political uncertainty that a so-called Brexit would cause, it is unclear how much support there would be for secession if Scots were to vote on the issue again.

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Scots vote in Britain's EU referendum

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 01:31