Scottish independence: The road to referendum
Andrew Grice has been Political Editor of The Independent since 1998. He was previously Political Editor of The Sunday Times, where he worked for 10 years, and he has been a Westminster-based journalist since 1982. His column, Inside Politics, appears in The Independent each Saturday.
Monday 15 October 2012
* A Section 30 order drawn up to transfer the right to hold a referendum from Westminster to Scottish Parliament at Holyrood
*Findings of the Scottish Government's “Your Scotland, Your Referendum” consultation published
*Electoral Commission watchdog begins preparations, including testing the fairness and clarity of the question
* Section 30 Order agreed by the Privy Council
* Referendum Bill goes before Holyrood Parliament
* MSPs take part in the crucial Stage 3 vote at the Scottish Parliament
* Royal Assent given to the Bill
* The Scottish Government issues White Paper on its “prospectus for independence”. Other parties put forward their vision for the future of Scotland
* The pro and anti-independence campaigns intensify
* The referendum takes place
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