Scotland: Begging the question

Scotland’s separatist first minister wants independence for his country. There's a lot riding on how he forms the question to be asked of his fellow Scots in an upcoming referendum.

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Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Monday, 01/30/2012 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 03/11/2014 7:38 am EDT

The answer to a question often depends on how you ask it, and Alex Salmond is doing all he can to get a ‘yes.’ Scotland’s separatist first minister wants independence for his country, which has been part of the United Kingdom for the past 300 years, and he has just revealed the question he wants to ask in the referendum he has promised: ‘Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?’

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