Column: John Mann on the Scottish independence debate

John Mann is celebrating 10 years as an MP (w110610-3c)

John Mann is celebrating 10 years as an MP (w110610-3c)

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Should Scotland remain in the United Kingdom? This September Scotland votes on whether to leave the United Kingdom and following the comments by David Bowie at the Brit awards (he said ‘stay with us’) the debate is now full on.

Only those living in Scotland can vote, so an Englishman moving to Scotland gets a vote, but a Scot living in Bassetlaw does not.

On balance I think residence has to be the basis of any referendum, otherwise it would be impractical. According to the Scottish Nationalists, everything will be wonderful if Scotland leaves, but they and their leader, Alex Salmond have been unable to answer the most basic of questions. So let me help him.


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