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Scottish independence: Views from a Franco-Scottish town

Scotland and France have a traditional affinity for one another stretching back to their historical alliances against the English.

However despite this, the French government, according to political scientist Dominique Moisi, would prefer a strong United Kingdom to an independent Scotland.

It is seen as a good counterweight to the power of Germany within the European Union.

Hugh Schofield reports.

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