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Monday, 7 May 2007

Why no referendum?

I do not favour separating Scotland from the rest of the UK; or 'independence' as the Scottish National Party (SNP) call it. The title of my little piece refers, obviously, to the noble stance (and I use that phrase in the loosest possible way) that the Scottish Liberal Democrats have adopted for some time with regard to the desire of the SNP to hold such a referendum to ask Scots (or, more accurately, all persons entitled to vote who reside in Scotland) whether they share its aspiration for 'independence', or not.

Do the Liberal Democrats believe in democracy? They certainly seem to say they do, but is this interpretation credible? Discuss.

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