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'No' voters were 'tricked', says Alex Salmond

  • Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister, said ‘no’ voters in Thursday’s independence referendum had been “tricked” by a late promise of greater devolution.

    He accused the three main UK political leaders — David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg — of  “reneging” on the promise.

    Scottish voters rejected independence by 55% to 45%.

    However, rejecting Salmond’s claims, Downing Street said the government had “set out a clear timetable” for devolution of powers to Scotland and all three major parties had made “clear commitments” on the issue.

     

     

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