DEPUTY First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has rounded off 2012 by calling for a "positive" debate on independence from all sides.
DEPUTY First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has rounded off 2012 by calling for a \"positive\" debate on independence from all sides.
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By Fiona McKay
She asked for all those speaking about the country's constitutional future to do so in a positive way that will encourage people to make an informed choice in the autumn 2014 referendum.
The minister, who is taking the lead on independence for the SNP, confirmed the next steps in the referendum process. These will include the introduction of legislation for debate in the Scottish Parliament on Scotland's referendum, building up to the publication of a white paper in November.
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