‘No’ campaign launches with law fear
(Scotsman.com) Scotland would be thrown into legal limbo if voters are not given a straight referendum choice on independence or the status quo, Union supporters have warned ahead of their official campaign launch tomorrow.
Writing in Scotland on Sunday today, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie says that a “two question” referendum – asking people both about independence and a more powerful Scottish Parliament – would end up in the courts, leaving judges to decide the future of the country.
His comments come with the “Better Together” campaign pressing for a deal with the SNP to ensure there is one straightforward question asking people in Scotland whether they want independence or not.
However, SNP ministers say they will await the outcome of their consultation on the referendum, and have left open the prospect of a more complex vote in which questions on both independence and a more powerful Holyrood are put to people.