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Scottish independence: Referendum question is agreed

The Scottish government has agreed to change the wording of its independence referendum question, after concerns it may lead people to vote ''Yes''.

SNP ministers wanted to ask voters the yes/no question: "Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?" in autumn 2014.

The wording of the question will now be altered to: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

BBC Scotland's Political Editor, Brian Taylor, reports.

  • 30 Jan 2013
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