Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Scots face voting without full facts

THE argument over what currency an independent Scotland might use makes for lively political debate, but illustrates a major flaw in the referendum process.

Surely fundamental matters like this – not only currency, but EU membership and what devolution can be expected if Scotland remains in the Union – should have been settled in principle before the referendum? This would enable the Scottish people to make an informed decision.

As it is, the partisans on each side are able to exploit the uncertainty and lack of clarity to suit their own purposes.

How can the Scots make a sensible choice when they do not know what they are voting for?

ROBERT SMITH

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