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June 22, 2021

Scottish independence: SNP launches referendum white paper

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has launched the SNP’s independence blueprint, calling it a “mission statement” for Scotland’s future. The 670-page Scottish government white paper promised a “revolution” in social policy, with childcare at its heart, the BBC reports. On 18 September, Scots voters will be asked the yes/no question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” It also pledged to tailor economic policy to Scottish businesses and industry. Launching the paper, “Scotland’s future: Your guide to an independent Scotland”, in Glasgow, the first minister said: “This is the most comprehensive blueprint for an independent country ever published, not just for Scotland but for any prospective independent nation???

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