Scotland to decide on independence

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The 18th September 2014 is the day Scotland decides if it wants to remain part of Britain or go it alone.

The Scottish National party (SNP) launched its 670-page independence manifesto today in Glasgow.

Alex Sammond, the Scottish first minister has been campaigning for a referendum for some time now.

“Independence will put the people of Scotland in charge of our own destiny,” he said.

He cited Scotland’s gas and oil fields as a way of propping up the economy as the country adapts to independence.

Scotland has been part of the union with England for over 300 years and the UK government is hoping to retain the current status quo.

“It won’t be decided by me, it won’t be decided by our opponents, it won’t be decided by the media. It will be decided by the people,” he said.

The Scottish Labour party argue the SNP have been misleading the public. ”The SNP have been letting Scotland down. It now appears they will say whatever you want to hear, do whatever it takes, promise you independence will be whatever you want it to be, to get your vote on polling day,” according to Labour.

There are 295 days left to polling day.

Simon Maguire

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