THE UK's elections watchdog will be given the central role of testing the wording of the proposed question – or questions – for the 2014 referendum on independence but Holyrood will have the final say, the Scottish Government said last night.
Originally, the SNP proposed establishing a Scottish Commission to oversee the referendum but, under pressure from other parties, accepted the London-based Electoral Commission would have an input.
Alex Salmond's preferred question – "Do you believe that Scotland should be an independent country?" – has been rejected by opponents as loaded towards a positive response.
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