26/11/2013

SNP Produce Independence Blueprint

The SNP have published their "mission statement" for Scotland's future.

Promising a "revolution" in social policy, the 670-page independence blueprint lays out a number of changes in childcare policy the SNP would pursue if elected as the government of an independent Scotland.

Speaking at the launch of the government white paper, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said: "This is the most comprehensive blueprint for an independent country ever published, not just for Scotland but for any prospective independent nation.‬‬‬

"But more than that, it is a mission statement and a prospectus for the kind of country we should be and which this government believes we can be.

"Our vision is of an independent Scotland regaining its place as an equal member of the family of nations - however, we do not seek independence as an end in itself, but rather as a means to changing Scotland for the better."

The paper, "Scotland's future: Your guide to an independent Scotland" is available through the SNP website.

(MH/CD)


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