ALMOST 30% of SNP backers do not want independence and would prefer to see extra powers for Holyrood instead, according to a poll published today.
The telephone snapshot puts the number of Nationalist supporters backing independence at 63%, while 28% prefer a devo-plus option of giving Holyrood more control over tax and borrowing powers to meet its spending pledges.
The policy would leave Westminster responsible primarily for VAT and National Insurance with most other taxes devolved to Holyrood. Devo-plus differs from devo-max, which envisages handing over all tax powers to the Scottish Parliament.
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