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Scottish Government to Seek Independence Referendum

March 13th, 2017

Episode 982 of 1091 episodes

Scotland's first minister is to ask for a second referendum on independence from the UK. We get reaction to the move from Garry Clark of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, and Mike Danson, who is Professor of Enterprise Policy at Heriot-Watt University. Also in the programme, South Africa's welfare benefits system has hit a crisis. The BBC's Milton Nkosi explains how the current system for paying grants to those in need expires at the end of this month. We find out from the BBC's Dave Lee at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, why the Vatican has sent a catholic bishop to the gathering. Plus, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times says there's only so long you can go on promoting yourself on past achievements. (Picture: Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture credit: BBC.)

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