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Posted By: Scabby Douglas
17-Sep-14 - 08:13 AM
Thread Name: BS: scottish independence
Subject: RE: BS: scottish independence
It's astounding that we're still rehashing this question of who should have the vote. It's perfectly simple and fair. If people have moved away from Scotland - to the extent of no longer being resgistered to vote in Scottish elections - then they don't get a vote.

If people, wherever they are from, are registered to vote in Scotland, then they get a vote. And bear in mind the biggest group of non-Scottish-born voters eligible to vote in the referendum are actually *English* - about 370,000.

How could being born in Scotland entitle anyone to a vote?
It's nothing to do with gerrymandering of the electorate, as Howard Jones implies. It's about steering the fairest possible way through a problematic process.