The SNP led Scottish Government have today published a draft independence referendum Bill to give people in Scotland the “right to decide their future once the current health crisis is over.” Constitution Secretary Michael Russell said the draft Bill is being brought forward to offer Scotland the choice of who is best placed to lead the country’s post-pandemic recovery.
The Scottish Independence Referendum Bill stipulates the next Scottish Parliament should decide the timing of any referendum.
The draft bill says the question asked should be the same as at the 2014 referendum – “Should Scotland be an independent country?”.
The proposed legislation would also extend voting eligibility to match the franchise at Scottish Parliament and local government elections.
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