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Mike Calls for Clarity on Effects of Scottish Referendum


Following concerns that have been raised with him by constituents, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has tabled a series of Written Parliamentary Questions, about the possible impact of Scottish independence.

While Mike, who very much supports the keeping the UK together as one nation, is right behind the non-partisan Better Together campaign, he is concerned that not enough reliable information has been made available to the public on what the consequences of independence may be. More information on the Better Together campaign is available at www.bettertogether.net.

Some of the questions that Mike raised included: how national debt may be apportioned; what will happen to the Armed Forces, including our nuclear capability; what will happen by to our energy-generating capacity; and what impact independence may have on our carbon reduction targets.

Commenting, Mike said: “I firmly believe that the UK is stronger together, more prosperous together, and more influential together. In short, we are better together. With that in mind, I have asked a number of questions of various Ministers on all sorts of matters related to a yes vote on Scottish independence.”