Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The Scottish Independence referendum - information

When we're out campaigning for a Yes vote people ask us for more information on the pros and cons of independence. Even those who identify as natural no voters often ask for more information. More often than not they say that they are looking for more information before making their minds up once and for all. 

It is important for those of us campaigning for a Yes vote to respond positively to these requests. Sure we can give them whichever Yes Scotland leaflet we have or point them to the YesScotland.net website or the referendum section of the SNP's website. Sometimes though people are looking for a bit more detail.

One source that's perhaps overlooked is the website of the Scottish Government. There you can find a dedicated site 'Scotland's Referendum' introduced by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP. There you will find an interactive timeline, the Road to 2014 blog and bit that is perhaps most interesting 'Scotland's Future'. There you will find a number of papers which provide detail on the Scottish Governments plans for an independent Scotland. Important issues are addressed such as pensions, benefits, defence, oil and gas, Europe, the economy, democracy, currency, consumer protection. The White Paper on Independence which will be published in the next month will be added to to these papers to show what an independent Scottish nation will look like.

Well worth a look. 

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