‘Supporters of Scottish independence are right to think British security services spied on them during last year’s referendum, as Scotland’s sovereignty was equated to a security threat, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday.
On September 18 2014, Scotland held a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. Over 55 percent of the Scottish electorate rejected the motion.
“The attitude of the UK Government is that this is a national security issue, that Scottish independence is, in effect, a threat to the state,” Assange told the Herald Scotland via videolink from the Embassy of Equador in London, where he currently resides.’
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