Scotland outlines plans on independence

The Scottish government outlined plans on Thursday to hold a referendum on independence for Scotland next year.

Scotland outlines plans on independence

The Scottish government outlined plans on Thursday to hold a referendum on independence for Scotland next year.

The Referendum Bill is one of 13 proposed pieces of legislation that would be put before the Scottish Parliament, First Minister Alex Salmond said.

Salmond told Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) that independence was key to unlocking Scotland's potential and to give it the best opportunity for future economic prosperity and to deal with global challenges.

"There is a glass ceiling at the present moment that threatens Scotland's progress. For as long as limits are set of what we can do and what we can achieve, we will never achieve our full potential," Salmond said.

"It is time for the people of Scotland to have their say. Not everyone will agree with our vision for the future but the people of Scotland must be heard. This parliament should not stand in their way."


Reuters

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