A Year to Go – Countdown to a Fairer Scotland

George AdamA Yes vote a year today will mean Scotland’s future will always be in Scotland’s hands – that was the resounding message in the Scottish Parliament today (18/9/13).

In a debate on Scotland’s Future, SNP MSPs described why voting Yes is the best option for Scotland, including:
• Scotland can more than afford to be independent and is one of the wealthiest countries per head in the world.
• Scotland will always get the government we elect.
• It is better for decisions about Scotland’s future are taken here in Scotland.
• With the full powers of independence we will be able to create a more prosperous and fairer country.

Paisley’s MSP George Adam, who spoke during the debate, said:

“This is a very exciting point in the debate, marking a year to go before the people of Scotland are given the biggest opportunity we have ever had.

“A Yes vote will allow the people of Scotland to build a more prosperous and fairer country, with the Governments we always choose and a society that reflects their values, their aspirations and their principles of economic and social justice.

“The choice is clear – Scotland can have good government with independence where policies reflect the wishes of the people of Scotland, or government from Westminster which gives us policies we reject.

“It means having the best of both worlds with an independent parliament and a relationship of equality with our friends and neighbours in the rest of the UK and these islands.

“It means Scotland will make the decisions on tax, welfare and economic policy – tools that will allow us to create a fairer and more prosperous country.

“More and more people are moving towards a Yes vote as evidence reveals the gains for people, families and communities when decisions are taken in Scotland.

“I believe people will grasp this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and give ourselves the powers to build a better country, a more prosperous country and a fairer country.”