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Scots' independence hopes 'flatlining'

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Early next week, on St Andrew's Day, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond will unveil a white paper for a Referendum Bill on Independence. He hopes it will be the first step towards an independent Scotland.

In the first of two reports, Today presenter James Naughtie examines how the recession has coloured the debate about Scottish secession from the UK.

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