Better Together charity complaint thrown out by watchdog

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  By a Newsnet reporter
 
A complaint by the anti-independence campaign group Better Together against a respected Scottish charity has been thrown out by the Scottish Charities watchdog.

Newsnet Scotland has learned that the complaint, filed against the Constitutional Commission, has been rejected by the charity regulator, the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator.

Officials in the Better Together campaign lodged the complaint against the charity after the pro-independence Yes Scotland campaign confirmed it had paid an academic to write a newspaper article.

In a statement issued earlier today, the Constitutional Commission said: “The independent Scottish charity, the Constitutional Commission, is pleased to announce that a complaint made against it has been rejected by the charity regulator, the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

The Commission added: “The Commission always regarded the complaint as baseless and vexatious.

“Now we hope very much that attention will focus on the substantive issue of the debate on Scotland’s constitutional future.”