9 Jul 2012
The Green party has indicated it supports a single referendum question as the latest polling shows less than a third of Scots back separation.
It comes after independent MSP Margo McDonald said there should be only one question on the ballot paper.
Those in charge of the separation campaign – Chairman Dennis Canavan and Chief Executive Blair Jenkins – also want Scots to be offered just a single question on whether Scotland should remain as part of the United Kingdom.
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP said:
“Alex Salmond is now the last man standing in his backing for a second question.
“First he was abandoned by Margo MacDonald and now the Greens have seen how confusing it would be to have a multi-choice referendum.
“Even those in charge of running Alex Salmond’s separatist campaign have said it would make sense to offer people a single, straightforward question on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom.
“With the polls showing another drop in the number of Scots backing separation, no wonder Alex Salmond is scared stiff of a simple question on separation.
“SNP supporters who have campaigned all their political life for independence must surely wonder why he has got cold feet.”
Notes to Editors
Please go to the following link for the Green party’s change of heart on having a second question:
Please go to the following link for the latest poll on separation:
Please go to the following link for Margo MacDonald’s comments: