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Salmond 'can win' referendum

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has warned against pre-judging the outcome of next year's referendum on independence warning that voters had not made up their minds yet.

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Salmond: Scottish voters are 'waiting to be convinced'

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has warned against pre-judging the outcome of next year's referendum on independence warning that voters had not made up their minds yet.

Asked about the bookies' odds that give only a 4/1 chance of independence, Salmond replied: ''I am a betting man and if you look at yesterday's paper, we saw many horses winning with worse odds than that.''

If you ask me where people lie [on the issue of Scottish independence] they are waiting to be convinced. If we get across the argument now accepted that Scotland can be a successful country then we will win the argument.

There's no reason why people should have already made up their mind.

– scottish first minister alex salmond

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