The SNP is today welcoming the appointment of Federica Mogherini as the next High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy as a sign of the growing support to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
The threat to Scotland’s place in the European Union in the event of a No vote has been highlighted again today – after it emerged that up to 100 Tory MPs are preparing to include a personal pledge in their election manifestos to vote for the UK to quit the EU.
Ahead of a series of campaigning events in Dundee today, First Minister Alex Salmond has hailed the referendum campaign as the “most exciting, participative and powerful debate in Scottish political history” – and is making an urgent final call to the so-called missing million voters to seize the “wealth of opportunity” offer
SNP Energy Spokesperson Fergus Ewing has welcomed comments made by one of the world’s leading oil academics, Professor Alex Kemp of the University of Aberdeen. Writing in the Energy supplement of today’s Press and Journal Professor Kemp predicted that the oil and gas industry will “contribute significantly to the national economy” well beyond 2050.
The SNP is today calling on Alistair Darling to come clean on his role in a deal between the last Labour government, HBOS and UK financial regulators which resulted in a cover up of hundreds of millions of pounds of public money being secretly used.
This week we saw the second TV debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling – and the polls showed the First Minister as the clear winner and that more and more people are waking up to the opportunities of a Yes vote.