Thursday, 27 March 2008


Using proportional representation to ensure that our elected representatives are just that representative makes sense, but using it to decided Scotland's constitional future is really taking it a stage too far.

"ALEX Salmond yesterday outlined plans to take Scotland out of the UK without a clear majority in favour of independence. He announced plans for are ferendum using "preference voting". The system, similar to the STV method used in council elections, allows people to rank their choices in order of preference by voting "1,2,3". And, mathematically, it means Scotland could split from the rest of the UK if just 26 per cent made independence their top choice."

A simple yes or no to independence must be used, otherwise the SNP Government risk their plans for an independence referendum ending up in the Dusty Bin.

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