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Positive case for independence was mostly negative attack against the UK

July 12, 2013 3:31 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the First Minister's speech on independence in Nigg today, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

"The First Minister so-called positive case was mostly negative. He Willie RennieWillie Rennieattacked the UK and labelled those who support it a "parcel of rogues".

"The First Minister will say and do anything to break up the UK even if it means advocating the continuation of several unions with the UK from the currency union to the social union. Yet he can't guarantee all of it as if we slam the door in the face of the United Kingdom they may just lock it from the other side. They might not agree to Scotland's every demand.

"The best way to secure our unions with the UK is to support Home Rule in a Federal UK offered by the Liberal Democrats. With a massive transfer of tax and constitutional power we can control our destiny on the domestic agenda whilst enhancing our place as equal partner in the United Kingdom."