Independence: Universities quit business body

Three of Scotland's leading universities have quit business organisation the CBI as the row escalates over its formal support for the 'No' campaign in the referendum, writes Scott MacNab for The Scotsman.

The universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen say they are pulling out because they must be seen to have a "strictly neutral position" on the constitutional debate. The move follows the CBI registering as a formal supporter of the 'No' campaign on 18 April.

Both Dundee and Glasgow Caledonian Universities are to consider their membership of the body later this week. And Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University has also expressed its disapproval at the decision, but has decided to remain a CBI member.
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