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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Peter A Bell: Votes for prisoners

Peter A Bell: Votes for prisoners | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

 It's not very often I find myself at odds with Nicola Sturgeon, but on the matter of votes for prisoners I simply cannot agree with her hard-line stance. It is, she claims, a position informed by reasons of "principle, law and consistency". Perhaps not surprisingly she left political expediency off that list.

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Scottish independence: Vote promise to under-18s - Politics - Scotsman.com

Scottish independence: Vote promise to under-18s - Politics - Scotsman.com | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
THE SNP has insisted that the 44,341 under-18s already on the electoral register in Scotland would be given the vote in the independence referendum.
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Peter A Bell's comment, February 23, 2012 5:05 AM
Having failed in their efforts to prevent the people of Scotland having a say in the future of their country the anti-independence Tory/Labour/LibDem coalition is now determined to exclude our young people.
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Prisoners challenge voting right ban

Prisoners challenge voting right ban | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
PRISONERS are to launch a legal challenge against the ­independence referendum ­unless plans for a blanket ban on them having a say in the historic vote are changed.
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Engage for Education » Archive » Should 16 and 17 year olds be able to vote in the referendum on Scotland’s future?

Engage for Education » Archive » Should 16 and 17 year olds be able to vote in the referendum on Scotland’s future? | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Enabling direct conversation between the ministers and parents, children & young people, teachers & school staff (Absolutely! RT @engagefored: shld 16 & 17 year olds B able 2 vote in the referendum on Scotland's future?
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