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Scottish independence: Why isn’t ‘devo max’ on the ballot?

The electorate for the referendum could have been bigger, and there could have been more options on the ballot paper, so why weren't there?

By Peter Riddell  

Peter Capaldi; an eminent Scottish emigrant. © Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Why can’t emigrant Scots vote?

Only some Scots will be able to vote in the referendum on the future of their country of birth on 18th September. Roughly 800,000 people who were born in Scotland will not able to vote because they live elsewhere. This is equivalent to nearly a fifth of the 4.2m who will be able to vote and who include a sizeable minority…

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