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Hillary Clinton calls on Scotland to stay as part of UK

Published on Jun 13, 2014 9:16 AM
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participates in "A Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton" at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Manhattan, New York on June 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Thursday called upon Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom, echoing the comments made last week by her former boss Barack Obama.

Speaking on BBC's Newsnight programme, Mrs Clinton said: "I would hate to have you lose Scotland" in the September referendum. "I hope that it doesn't happen but I don't have a vote in Scotland," she added.

"I would think it would be a loss for both sides but, again, I don't have a vote."

US President Obama last week suggested that Scotland would be better off remaining part of Britain, ahead of the September 18 vote.

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