Independence campaign ‘facing split’

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THE Official Campaign for Scottish Independence was accused of facing a split after its leader said he would not support a second question on “enhanced devolution” – despite the First Minister suggesting it was a “very attractive” option.

Alex Salmond is facing pressure to reveal what questions will be on the independence referendum in 2014, but has not ruled out the possibility of a “devo-max” option.

Opponents are now claiming this goes against his own campaign, with Blair Jenkins, the new chief executive of Yes Scotland, saying: “We will be campaigning for independence.”

Richard Baker MSP said: “The independence camp is split. Blair Jenkins is only interested in campaigning on the single issue of independence while Alex Salmond is only interested in saving face by introducing a second question into the debate because he knows he can’t win the first question.”