SCOTTISH REFERENDUM

The constant separatist focus on independence, and a general apathy towards Scottish politics from the national parties has left the Scottish people poorly represented and Scotland poorly governed. Scotland needs a government in Holyrood that prioritises Scots ahead of independence and focuses on improving lives using the devolved powers.

POLICY PLEDGES:

  • We believe Scotland is stronger and safer for its place within the family of nations that is the UK and reject calls for independence. We propose a brighter future for Scotland, as a leading nation within a democratically reformed UK that better represents all British people.
  • We do not believe a mandate for an independence referendum can be gained at a devolved election. Claiming such a mandate undermines the devolution settlement as these powers are reserved to Westminster.
  • Removing the threat of a second independence referendum for at least the term of the current Westminster parliament would give Scotland a period of much needed stability. This is essential to rebuilding post-COVID.
  • We will actively oppose and abstain from any unofficial referendum.
Family, Community, Nation.