The Future of Scotland

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 10:47 am on 29th March 2007.

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Photo of Colin Fox Colin Fox SSP 10:47 am, 29th March 2007

I am sorry; I do not have time.

I have no doubt that Scotland would be better off economically, socially, culturally and politically if we were independent in a modern democratic republic.

Jack McConnell ended his May 2006 speech by saying that he wanted a Scotland that offers everyone the chance to become the best that they can be. That chance has been denied them. He wanted every child and grandchild across the country to be proud to call Scotland home, but millions are ashamed to call this country home because of our reputation for warmongering, arms manufacturing, nuclear threats, and soldiers in other countries.

I want Scotland to have an alternative, radical and different future, and the Scottish Socialist Party will present just such a manifesto to the country in May.