Scottish Independence: Lib Dems want more powers

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A MINI constitutional convention to agree more powers for Scotland should be held within 30 days of a No vote in the independence referendum, Liberal Democrats have urged.

Former party leader Sir Menzies Campbell said politicians should take advantage of public appetite and momentum for more powers to act swiftly on further devolution.

Menzies Campbell. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Menzies Campbell. Picture: Ian Rutherford

And he said the agreed package should then be included in the Queen’s Speech after the 2015 general election.

Meanwhile, Labour’s Gordon Brown has called for the Scottish Parliament to be given more income tax powers as part of a plan to create a “partnership of equals” between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

But Yes Scotland chief executive Blair Jenkins said: “We have heard warm words before from Westminster politicians about powers for Scotland in return for a No vote.”