Posted by on 08/28/2019

Scotland citizens’ assembly will not ask directly about independence

Scotland citizens’ assembly will not ask directly about independence

Scotland’s new citizens’ assembly will recruit its members by going door to door across the country in order to reflect a diverse range of views of over-16s, and the assembly will not ask directly about independence in an attempt to escape the binary constitutional debate.

Giving their first joint press conference on Tuesday, the co-conveners, David Martin and Kate Wimpress, moved to rebuff criticism that the plans represented an expensive talking shop to further the nationalist cause, as they revealed a detailed set of target quotas across views on independence, Brexit and party politics.

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