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Salmond warned not to alienate the left wing voters

Efforts to woo centre ground voters could backfire by alienating the left-wing, warns a leading Scottish independence supporter

Alex Salmond has been warned by a leading supporter of Scottish Independence that his efforts to woo centre ground voters with “middle of the road blandness” could backfire by alienating left-wing, radical voters.

Patrick Harvie, the leader of the pro-independence Scottish Green party, warned he could refuse to support the “Yes” campaign being launched by Salmond this Friday if the Scottish National party backs Nato membership, North Sea oil and a low tax economy.

Salmond and his advisers believe they can win the referendum, slated for October 2014, by presenting a very carefully judged, non-controversial model of an independent Scotland which will keep sterling, the monarchy, membership of Nato and also promote heavy inward investment by multi-national companies.

Read the full article in The Guardian

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