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Scotland 'on threshold of breakaway'

Scotland is on the "threshold" of becoming independent, the Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared.

She said that while there was "much work still to do" to achieve a Yes vote in September's referendum, the momentum behind the campaign is "simply unstoppable".

She told the SNP spring conference in Aberdeen that 80 years on from the foundation of the party, "the last mile of our journey to independence is upon us".

Voters in Scotland will decide if the country should remain in the UK or become an independent nation in a historic vote in just over five months.

The conference is the SNP's last before that crucial ballot.

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