Scots Independence Vote Heats Up as Salmond Wins Debate

August 25, 2014 11:03 PM

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Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond sparred with former U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling over an independent Scotland’s finances and policy choices in a televised debate that viewers said he won.

Salmond sought to regain momentum in the campaign for the Sept. 18 independence referendum by shifting the focus of the second debate with the leader of the No campaign onto a defense of Scotland’s oil wealth and stewardship of the health service in the face of what he said was creeping privatizatio...

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