You can't eat scenery
October 15, 2012 1:26 AM Subscribe
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The governments of the United Kingdom and Scotland agree on a framework for the latter to vote on independence
. Other reporting in the Telegraph
and the Scottish Sun
The referendum, for this nation of 5.25 million people and a unicorn as its national animal
, will be held before the end of 2014.
16 and 17 year olds will be allowed to vote; the paper will contain just a single option on independence. Bookmakers currently predict
a 'No' result.
In 1979, Scotland voted on devolution
. The referendum resulted in 51.6% support which, with a turnout of 63.8%, fell short of the required 40% electorate approval level. In 1997, a referendum
resulted in a Scottish parliament with tax-varying powers.