Scottish independence: Swinney on referendum electorate


Finance Secretary John Swinney has defended plans to let EU nationals living in Scotland vote in the independence referendum.

Mr Swinney said the same rules which applied to the last Scottish Parliament election would be used.

That would mean about 60,000 EU nationals living in Scotland being eligible to vote.

But hundreds of thousands of Scots who are not living in the country would not get a vote under the plans.

Here, Mr Swinney tells the Politics Show Scotland why sticking to the rule used in the last referendum was right.

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