Bob Duncan | Newsnet Scotland
The Anti-independence coalition of Tory, Labour and Lib Dems have come under pressure to clarify their stance on Scottish devolution following Scottish Secretary Michael Moore’s double failure to say which powers would be devolved to Scotland if the nation votes NO in the 2014 referendum.
Under interrogation from SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson MP at today’s Scottish Questions, Lib Dem MP Michael Moore twice failed to address a direct question on what further powers would be devolved.
Moore’s failure to clarify the proposals that will be offered by the Labour/Tory/Lib Dem allliance comes despite the official launch of the campaign, to be spearheaded by Alistair Darling, being only days away.
It also follows admissions from senior members of his own party that the status quo, including new powers contained in the Scotland Bill, is not enough. Last year, Scottish LibDem leader Willie Rennie set up a new party commission to look at Home Rule, headed by Sir Menzies Campbell, to assess what extra powers for Scotland might mean.
As recently as February, the former Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Tavish Scott, senior Labour MSP Duncan McNeil and the Conservative former Holyrood presiding officer Alex Fergusson, put forward a proposal for a raft of new powers they referred to as Devo Plus.