As well as making the case for independence, the white paper also set out a series of policy pledges which the snp said it would pursue if elected as the government of an independent scotland. It addresses the questions and concerns that matter to the people who live and work in. The scottish governments 650page white paper on independence was published on 26 november and can be downloaded here. The paper is titled scotlands future and outlines the governments plans for currently devolved matters, such as education and justice, as well as reserved matters. It lays out the case for scottish independence and the means through which. Scottish independence parliament publications uk parliament. Increase state pensions by inflation, earnings or 2. The white paper also estimates that public spending made up a smaller part of the. Scottish independence in the age of brexit ramapo college of.
Implications for health to raise some key questions on practical. White paper on independence the scottish government. In both of these sections, we describe, where possible, the likely financial costs or savings. Scotlands future is a government white paper published on 26 november 20 by the scottish government under first minister alex salmond. In an independent scotland, an snp government would. The white paper on independence proposed that an independent scotland would open around 100 embassies around the world. Nov 27, 20 hours before the launch of the scottish governments 670page white paper on independence, nicola sturgeon said a shared currency would be in the interests of scotland and the rest of the uk. Scotland s first minister alex salmond has launched the snps blueprint for scottish independence ahead of next septembers referendum.
Sacc statement on the scottish governments plans for independence. Nov 26, 20 the scottish government has today released a white paper detailing its vision for scotland in the event of a yes vote in the upcoming referendum on scottish independence. The scottish governments white paper pledges to protect state, private and public sector pensions after independence. Scottish government white paper on independence december 20 2 happens in scotland should be taken by people in scotland, and not, as. The two kingdoms were joined in personal union in 1603 when the scottish king. Section 3 discusses the changes to tax policy proposed in the independence white paper and section 4 discusses the spending plans. The uk pound is one area where the white paper has been found to be inaccurate. For reference, the parts of the white paper that are of particular relevance to sacc are reproduced below. This is what being independent can deliver for scotland and it is why the scottish government believes the people of. Read and absorb the entire book, all 600plus pages of it. Scotlands constitutional future a consultation on facilitating a legal.
The scottish governments november 20 white paper scotlands future sets out their proposed timetable for independence to be granted on 24 march 2016, if there is a yes vote in the referendum, as well as the current. It also explains the process by which scotland will become independent following a yes. Nov 26, 20 blair jenkins, chief executive of the pro independence yes scotland campaign, said of the white paper. Here is the link for it but the site is being hammered right now. Nov 26, 20 scottish first minister alex salmond has launched his governments independence blueprint, calling it a mission statement for the future. Unanswered questions in the scottish governments white paper on independence should send shivers of fear through scots alistair darling has told the scotsman. We would like to show you a description here but the site wont allow us. The scottish governments november 20 white paper scotlands future sets out their proposed timetable for independence to be granted on. The white paper proposes that, if scotland were to become an independent country, laws would be introduced during the transition period to require the first scottish parliament in an independent scotland to convene a constitutional convention, to consult on, debate.
As its obvious the deal needs to be sweetened a little further. On 15 november 20, the scottish government published scotland s future, a 670page white paper laying out the case for independence and the means through which scotland might become an independent country. Scotland and the eu archive of european integration. So the scottish national party has released their white paper on independence. On independence in 2016, scotlands estimated financial position will continue to be healthier than the uk as a whole. In the foreword to a 1993 white paper on scotlands place in the union, then prime. Nov 26, 20 the white paper says in an independent scotland pensioners would be better off. However, with independence, the scottish budget will no longer be constrained by decisions made at westminster, and will therefore reflect scottish priorities.
Independence white paper should scare scots the scotsman. Will the white paper on scottish independence make any. In both of these sections, we describe, where possible, the. Effect of scottish independence on wales and northern ireland. Sb 1426 early learning and childcare scottish parliament. Scottish first minister alex salmond has launched his governments independence blueprint, calling it a mission statement for the future.
Scottish government white paper on independence december 20. An enduring settlement letter from the chief secretary to john swinney on the scottish government white paper scottish independence referendum. The scottish governments white paper proposed that scot land would have military forces based on existing uk assets. White paper on independence this guide sets out the gains of independence for scotland whichever party is in government and this governments vision and priorities for action if we are the first government of an independent scotland. Scotlands once in a generation opportunity channel 4 news. Putting the independence white paper in its fiscal context1. Implications for health to raise some key questions on practical issues that are of direct relevance to doctors in their working lives and which, should there be a yes vote in the referendum, would need to. If scotland were to become independent, the scottish government proposes to introduce the following policies. Three other possible scenarios for scotland s future are contained in the white paper. A second independence referendum the institute for government.
Scottish coin which currency would an independent scotland use. Sacc statement on the scottish governments plans for independence for reference, the parts of the white paper that are of particular relevance to sacc are reproduced below. Agreenerscotland 71 overview 71 environment,agricultureand. Salmond described it as the most comprehensive blueprint for an independent country ever. White paper must own up to the uncertainties of independence. Eu membership the scottish government assert that an independent scotland would not have to apply to join the eu. It lays out the case for scottish independence and the means through which scotland would become an independent country in personal union with the united kingdom. Your guide to an independent scotland scottish government white paper on independence 26 november 20. Scottish government releases white paper on independence. Common weals white paper project to produce a series of papers on structures and systems of an independent scotland brought together in one white paper in early 2017. This guide sets out the gains of independence for scotland whichever party is in government and this governments vision and priorities for action if we are.
However, as the scottish governments 2007 white paper. Scottish government publishes white paper on independence. Would you play gnomesgoblins if they added tinkers. Alex salmond sets date for scottish independence white paper. Scottish independence white paper pensions pledge the. Scottish government white paper on independence december 20 2 the scottish government also believes that independence would facilitate more joinedup policies between public services, welfare services, and employment, improvements to which have been shown to have a significant impact on crime rates. Scotland s future is a government white paper published on 26 november 20 by the scottish government under first minister alex salmond. Neoeisimeileachd na halba is the political movement for scotland to become a sovereign state, independent from the united kingdom scotland was an independent kingdom through the middle ages, having won wars of independence against england. Nov 26, 20 the scottish governments 650page white paper on independence was published on 26 november and can be downloaded here. But, if you are in search of an intriguing development, cast a glance at page 40 of the summary. Bbc news snp sets out scottish independence white paper.
It is the view of the current scottish government that a referendum is a onceinageneration opportunity. In 2007, the party published a white paper titled choosing scotlands future. Head of state on independence in 2016, her majesty the queen will be head of state. The case for scottish independence was never and cannot ever be a tablet of stone it must be made and remade constantly as circumstances change. The scottish governments white paper on independence, scotlands future, sets out its defence blueprint following a yes vote. Scottish government white paper on independence university. Prime minister david cameron suggested that an independent scotland would be marginalised at the united nations, where the uk is a permanent member of the security council. The scottish government is demanding a second independence. The white paper quotes statistics from the organisation for economic cooperation and development that rank the uk 28th most unequal of 34 countries on a measure of overall inequality. It also explains the process by which scotland will become independent following a yes vote and how our newly independent scotland will work. Snp forming a government following a vote in favour of independence the white paper proposals 1 there are various terms used which differ according to context.
Currently the economic pressures being put on the eurozone are as a result of the split between monetary and fiscal policy. Alex salmond yesterday laid out his vision for independence with the publication of a historic white paper which, he said, gives voters the opportunity to build a better scotland. This guide sets out the gains of independence for scotland whichever party is in government and this governments vision and priorities for action if we are the first government of an independent scotland. The scottish governments white paper on independence background in september 20, bma scotland published a discussion paper. Nov 26, 20 scotland will vote on independence on 18 september next year, and on tuesday, the devolved government, run by the nationalist snp party, published its longawaited independence white paper, 670pages long. Scottish parliament only the snp supported this white paper. On 18 september 2014 there will be a referendum in which voters will be asked the question, should scotland be an independent country. However, as the westminster governments scotland analysis. It is clearly in the uks interests to be surrounded by secure and resilient neighbouring countries, including in the event of a yes vote an independent scottish state 288. White paper on independence it also explains the process by which scotland will become independent following a yes vote and how our newly independent scotland will work. For example, in legislation there is daycare 1995 act preschool education education scotland act 1980, early learning and childcare 2014 act, childcare tax. The scottish governments white paper on independence argues that the treaties could be amended to allow eu membership at the point of independence, while the no campaign has argued that scotland would have to reapply to join, a view shared by the president.1396 1043 796 373 1171 154 196 294 1163 680 906 88 733 1135 805 968 1462 929 385 1358 1022 1505 78 728 710 1055 581 393 599 521 1466 1241 716 1061 607