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Scots referendum question is clearer now

[10 Feb 2013] Plain Language Commission was professionally consulted by the Electoral Commission as it considered proposals for the wording of the question voters will answer in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum.

The Electoral Commission rejected the question suggested by Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister, which was ‘Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?’ The question will now be: ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’

That’s a small change which could make a big difference. 

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