Scottish Secretary, Michael Moore
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UK government 'will not block' Scotland referendum

The UK government will not move to block a referendum on Scottish independence, the Secretary of State for Scotland has said.

The newly-elected majority SNP Scottish government intends to bring forward a referendum in its five-year term.

The Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dems all oppose independence.

Scottish Secretary Michael Moore told the BBC, "The decision on when and if to have a referendum... is a matter for the new Scottish Parliament".

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