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Secretary of State: Statement on independence referendum

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Commenting on the subject of a referendum on independence, the Secretary  of State for Scotland Michael Moore said: “As a Scot I think it is…

Commenting on the subject of a referendum on independence, the Secretary  of State for Scotland Michael Moore said:

“As a Scot I think it is vital that the Scottish people can make a clear decision about our future within the United Kingdom.

“There’s a great deal of legal uncertainty about running the referendum which is creating economic uncertainty. That is bad for jobs and investment.

“Our priority is to ensure that the decision is taken in Scotland, by people in Scotland.  

“What I want to do is get rid of the legal uncertainty and allow the people in Scotland to decide our future in a clear and decisive way.

“I  will be setting out to Parliament what we think is most appropriate way of achieving this objective.

“Any referendum must allow people in Scotland to determine their own future and decide whether they wish to stay part of the longest, most successful partnership of nations in history.”