MSP wants more on life after ‘split’

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INDEPENDENT Lothians MSP Margo MacDonald has urged the SNP government to do more to tell voters what Scottish independence would mean for their daily lives.

Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, Ms MacDonald called for “something more high profile” than the publications so far produced by the government.

“It will take at least a year to embed any new concepts we would inevitably see if, for example, pensions were to be run from Edinburgh not London,” she said. “People need to know not just about defence, but about the euro. They need to know who’s going to be paying their pensions and how they’re going to be paid.

“That’s the sort of information people need, and it doesn’t do anyone any good at all if there’s misinformation peddled.”

Parliamentary business minister Bruce Crawford replied: “The Scottish Government will ensure voters have all the information they need about the referendum and independence in order to be able to take an authoritative, well-informed decision about Scotland’s constitutional future.”