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Scottish Liberal Democrats back Electoral Commission Advice

January 30, 2013 11:07 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting as the Electoral Commission publishes its advice on the Willie RennieWillie Rennieindependence referendum, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP said:

"Yesterday I said we'd back the Electoral Commission whatever their advice. My position remains the same today.

"I will accept their word. They have wisely changed the wording from the SNPs leading question, found a balanced spending formula and set out the need for a clear post result process.

"Setting out the considerable process of breaking up a country would help voters understand the seriousness of the decision.

"A No vote to reject independence means we would remain part of the UK. It would also open the door to the development of a consensus for more powers for the Scottish Parliament including the opportunity for Home Rule in a Federal UK."

The Electoral Commission's advice can be found here