What's At Stake In The Scottish Independence Referendum
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The stakes for next month’s Scottish independence referendum are high. If Scotland’s four million voters decide to leave the United Kingdom, it would dissolve a 300-year-old political union. It would also put the country in uncharted economic, political and strategic waters. Those in favor of independence say Scotland’s right to self rule is long overdue and that autonomy is key to a thriving economy and better social policies. Many voting “no” say Scotland is more secure within the U.K. but want greater financial and legal authority for the Scottish parliament. Diane and her guests discuss what’s at stake in the Scottish vote for independence.
senior fellow and director, Center on the US and Europe at Brookings Institution.
Washington bureau chief, The Economist.
Scottish Affairs Counsellor for the Americas, Washington, D.C.
host of BBC's "Today Programme" and former chief political correspondent for The Guardian.
Campaign For Voters Ramps Up
The Electoral Commission, an independent regulator of elections and party and election finance established by the U.K. Parliament, has released a series of videos encouraging Scots to register as voters, and participate in the upcoming referendum.
In the video below, they walk voters, step by step, through the polling place.