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Former UK leader Gordon Brown enters Scotland fray

AP  |  London 

Former British Prime Minister says should get more sweeping powers but remain in the United Kingdom.

Brown entered the fray over the region's future today with a speech in saying Brexit makes the case for Scottish independence weaker, not stronger.

He said should be able to set some rates, sign international treaties, and have more control over agriculture, fisheries, environmental regulation, employment and energy.

Brown played an important role in 2014 when he helped convinced Scottish voters to stay in the

Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon seeks another independence referendum, but Prime Minister has rejected holding another vote now.

Sturgeon seeks a vote in late 2018 or early 2019.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 19:28 IST