UK ‘fact booklet’ to be sent to Scots households

Alistair Carmichael: "We want to give everyone in Scotland every opportunity to make an informed decision." Picture: TSPL
Alistair Carmichael: "We want to give everyone in Scotland every opportunity to make an informed decision." Picture: TSPL
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THE UK Government is to blitz every household in Scotland with a booklet setting out the case for voting No in the independence referendum.

About £720,000 is to be spent on the 16-page booklet called “What Staying in the UK Means for Scotland.”

It will start dropping through letter boxes from June 23 and is aimed at allowing voters to “make an informed decision” on the vote.

The Scottish Government has already published its own 670-page white paper on independence at a cost of £1.25 million to taxpayers.

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael launched the UK Government booklet which covers the economy, making public services more affordable and Scotland’s voice in the world.

“We want to give everyone in Scotland every opportunity to make an informed decision in September. That is why we are providing everyone with clear and simple facts,” Mr Carmichael said.

“This is a once in a lifetime, irreversible decision so people need to be sure about the choice they make in September. This booklet presents the facts and will help make the arguments clearer.”