The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)
Poll shows Remain ahead
Almost a third of Scots still don’t know how they will vote in this month’s EU referendum, according to a new poll.
Research for TNS showed Remain commanded 51% support and those who wanted to leave stayed steady at 21%. The rest were not sure.
According to the survey, turnout is likely to be high with about seven in 10 (71%) stating they are certain to vote.
Meanwhile, Lord Owen claimed the Scottish Parliament would be boosted by substantially more powers in the event of a so-called Brexit.
The former Foreign Secretary called for David Cameron to stay on as Prime Minister and negotiate the EU exit if there is a Leave vote.
Lord Owen wants to scrap the Barnett formula, which would almost certainly lead to a reduction in the block grant coming from Westminster to Holyrood, but claimed quitting the EU would result in Scotland receiving an additional £1.55bn a year.
He said: “New powers are going to be acquired by all these parliaments, not least over agriculture and fishery policy. These powers would be automatically devolved, and create a powerhouse Scottish Parliament.”