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Scottish vote question changed

The Scottish Government has agreed to change the wording of the question for the referendum next year on independence after the election watchdog said it was not neutral. It will now be: "Should Scotland be an independent country? Yes/No."

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Scottish Govt referendum question 'not neutral'

The elections watchdog says that the question the Scottish Government wants to ask voters in next year's independence referendum would potentially encourage them to vote 'Yes'.

The Electoral Commission says that the wording should be replaced by something more neutral.

  • The SNP administration's proposed wording is: "Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country? Yes / No."
  • The Electoral Commission recommends it should be altered to: "Should Scotland be an independent country? Yes / No."

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