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The SNP loses the battle for a multi-question referendum

October 9th, 2012


BBC News

But 16 and 17 year olds will be able to vote

The BBC is reporting that a broad agreement has been reached between Westminster and Edinburgh on the Scottish independence referendum which is expected to take place in two years time.

According to the report “the SNP is understood to have accepted a single question referendum, as opposed to two questions including one on greater powers for the Scottish Parliament, whilst the UK government has abandoned its opposition to giving 16 and 17-year-olds a vote.”

A key element from the SNP perspective is that the Scottish parliament will determine the timing and who will be able to vote.

What’s this going to do to the eventual outcome? That’s hard to say but London will be pleased that it won’t be a multi-question referendum.

The best you can get on a NO outcome is 4/11. The best price on a yes is 5/2.

Mike Smithson

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