Negotiations should take place on reaching a settlement between the London and Edinburgh governments before the referendum on a Independent Scotland takes place. A YouGov poll of 1,006 adults in Scotland found 67% supported formal negotiations between the governments, with 21% against. Supporters of all the main parties also back the talks, with 67% of Labour supporters polled, 53% of Lib Dem voters and 53% of Conservative voters all in favour. Among SNP voters polled, 88% support talks, with 8% against. 500 days from now the referendum will take place in Scotland it is time for both sides to put some flesh on the bones and show what a settlement will look like. Ms Nicola Sturgeon the SNP MSP said: “In just 500 days’ time the people of Scotland will get the opportunity to answer the question ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ A vote for independence means we take Scotland’s future into our own hands. Being independent means we always get the governments we vote for and that’s very important.”
The SNP deputy leader has also argued a Yes vote in the referendum would give Scotland “the chance to build a better future”. She also stated: “We have a wonderfully diverse economy. As well as our renewable energy sector, Scotland is world-leading in life sciences, food and drink. We have some of the best universities in the world.
“Of course we have billions of barrels of oil still to be exploited in the North Sea. So, our economy has got so much going for it and we have so much potential to fulfill.
“Yet there is a paradox in Scotland today because while our economy has all of these advantages many people in Scotland feel that their living standards are under pressure like never before. The gap between the richest and the poorest is growing ever wider. Only independence can change this.”
Nicola Sturgeon continued: “Independence gives us the chance to build a better future. To fulfill the vast potential of our economy and make sure we have the kind of society we want to live in, the kind of society we want out children to grow up in.
“That’s the benefit of independence and the opportunity that everyone in Scotland has in just 500 days. The opportunity to take our future into our own hands.”