Scottish independence White Paper a “waste of time and money”

by Stephen Tall on July 27, 2007

Scotland’s First Minister, SNP leader Alex Salmond, has committed to publishing a White Paper proposing a referendum on Scottish independence.

The move has been dismissed by the Scottish Lib Dems leader, Nicol Stephen:

“Everyone knows the work on this White Paper is a waste of civil service time and the public’s money. There is nowhere near a majority for independence in the Scottish Parliament. Every minute spent on this document is a distraction from more important priorities, such as health, education and crime.”

There’s more coverage in the Daily Record and Scotsman.

(I would direct you to the Scottish Lib Dems news website, but it seems to have a few, er, technical issues at the moment.)