FM outlines 'opportunity of a lifetime' of Yes

Please find below an excerpt from First Minister Alex Salmond’s speech in Arbroath this evening, marking one month until the referendum, in which he will outline some of the key opportunities of independence, including protecting Scotland’s NHS, building a fairer society and creating more opportunities for younger people to stay in Scotland.

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New Labour hypocrisy on Tory-No donors exposed

The hypocrisy of the Labour party’s criticism of Tory donors has been exposed as many of the same billionaire and millionaire funders are also backing the No campaign with sizable cash donations.

First Minister comments on N-56 report

Commenting on the publication of a report by N-56, an apolitical economic think tank, which says oil and gas revenues more than 6 times that estimated put Scotland’s finances in the black and provide opportunity to establish oil fund, First Minister Alex Salmond said:

Salmond welcomes Yes backing from Sir Tom Devine

Welcoming the endorsement of a Yes vote in next month's referendum from Professor Sir Tom Devine, First Minister Alex Salmond said:

"Sir Tom is hugely esteemed in his field, as one of Scotland's most respected academics and thinkers.

Yes vote - Our one opportunity to protect the NHS

 

The need to protect Scotland’s NHS from Westminster’s cuts and privatisation agenda is being highlighted again today – as cross-border comparisons confirmed the damage being inflicted on hospitals in the north of England.

 

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