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Columnist Rogan: Scots' Independence Vote Distracted UK on ISIS

By    |   Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 08:17 PM

The United Kingdom was slow to join the US in the fight against the Islamic State because it was preoccupied with Scotland's vote on independence, says Tom Rogan, a columnist for the Daily Telegraph of London and National Review.

"The Scottish referendum [was] their primary concern," Rogan told Joe Concha, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"So what they've been doing is waiting for the Scottish referendum to complete."

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Voters in Scotland ultimately decided to remain a part of the United Kingdom.

The U.K. is preparing for a parliamentary vote to authorize joining the broadest Arab-U.S. military coalition since the 1991 Gulf War.

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The United Kingdom was slow to join the U.S. in the fight against the Islamic State because it was preoccupied with Scotland's vote on independence, says Tom Rogan, a columnist for the Daily Telegraph of London and National Review.
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