Vote ‘must be made clearer’

FORMER Scottish Parliament presiding officer Lord Steel has warned that Alex Salmond risks creating a legacy of “bitterness and frustration” unless he clears up confusion about the proposed two-question referendum on Scotland’s constitutional future.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 31st October 2011, 12:06 pm

He said the SNP had made clear it would still declare independence if there was a majority in favour, even if a “devo max” option – giving Scotland more powers while remaining in the United Kingdom – got more support.

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He said: “The Scottish Government now have to set out far more clearly the answers to the challenges people are posing them.”