1,000 days to decide our future as Salmond names autumn 2014 as preferred date for independence referendum

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ALEX Salmond has confirmed that his preferred date for Scots to vote in a historic referendum on the future of the United Kingdom is autumn 2014.

The surprise announcement by the First Minister came as it emerged that any referendum called by the Scottish Government faces being buried by complex legal wrangling over the legitimacy of the vote.

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