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POLL: Independence referendum before end of 2020. what do you think?

By Louise Glen

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A Freedom of Information request has revealed that a senior government minister believes an independence referendum should be held before the end of 2021.

Papers reveal that the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, Michael Russell, when asked by the Australian High Commissioner, George Brandis QC about the timing of a referendum, confirmed he would hope a second referendum could be held by the end of 2021.

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron said he was opposed to the move arguing now is the time to pull together to tackle the pandemic and multiple other pressing issues affecting jobs and livelihoods.

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