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Hospodářské noviny - Czech Republic | Friday, September 19, 2014

Cameron has proven himself as statesman

The fact that the referendum on Scotland's future took place at all was a great achievement for British Prime Minister David Cameron, the liberal daily Hospodářské noviny comments approvingly: "Cameron has proven his mettle as a statesman. After all, it doesn't make sense to insist on a union when one side doesn't want it any more. Cameron was more interested in a majority decision than political power games, and for this he deserves our respect. The fate of Czechoslovakia, which was split up in 1992/1993 on the basis of an agreement between the national political leaders, was often recalled during the campaign in Scotland. Back then the people never got the chance to decide for or against a common state. The politicians said the people had already expressed their wished in the previous elections - which wasn't actually true. To this day the division still has a bitter aftertaste."

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