Cameron To Hold Talks On Scotland Independence

Published February 13, 2012 2:18PM (EST)

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron's office says he will head to Scotland for talks on the country's ballot for independence — a vote that could see the breakup of Britain.

Cameron's office said he would meet with Scotland's leader, First Minister Alex Salmond, on Thursday.

Salmond held discussions Monday with Michael Moore, the British Cabinet minister responsible for Scotland, over his plans to hold the vote in the fall of 2014.

Cameron has said he will campaign against independence. Opinion polls show only about a third of Scots favor splitting from England.

Salmond said Scotland's semiautonomous administration and Cameron's government also disagree over whether 16- and 17-year-olds should be entitled to vote.

By Salon Staff

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