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Alex Salmond calls for Royal Mail flotation delay

15 September 2013 Last updated at 18:38 BST

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has called for a moratorium on the privatisation of Royal Mail until after the independence referendum.

The UK government intends to privatise the service with a flotation on the London Stock Exchange "in the coming weeks".

Mr Salmond said privatisation could have a serious impact on the Scottish economy and rural communities.

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