Consultation can't become 'copy and paste' exercise

Commenting after calls for the Scottish Parliament to be recalled for Ministers to answer questions over the independence referendum consultation, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

Willie Rennie MSPWillie Rennie MSP“We don’t want this to turn into the ‘copy and paste’ consultation.

“People being able to copy and paste multiple responses, without comprehensive checks into how many times they have submitted their views, risks distorting the true opinion of the Scottish people.

“The SNP must come clean and tell us exactly how many anonymous responses have been submitted to their referendum consultation.

“Without this information it will be difficult for people to believe that they are not trying to rig the referendum.”