I want Scotland to be Independent, because I see Independence as the means to the beginning!
The beginning of being able to implement our own choices.
To choose a policy and funding approach to lift our citizens out of poverty, which today, is 1 out of 5 people and growing!
To choose to invest the correct share of our revenues in our state pension, raising it to nearer the European average, more than twice what the UK allocates and issues to pensioners today!
To choose, through time and collective effort, to shape a country as recommended by the Citizens Assembly which gives voice to the needs of our communities, speaking on behalf of the full spectrum of Scotland’s political views, beliefs and values.
To choose to re-organise our governance in Scotland, to enable citizen participation in planning, decision making and budget allocation at community level, where people can become involved and take responsibility to influence the difference they want to see in their own lives and own areas.
To choose to have our monies allocated and policies pursued according to what we have endorsed at the ballot box.
To choose to not be overly worried about manageable changes to our currency, borders and defence, that will be similar at first, then different, then better!
To choose to come together to talk about how we should invest, how we should tax, how we should care for the vulnerable?
To choose how we should support our young people, in mind, body and pocket, to be healthier, wiser and wealthier than generations before, enabling their diverse talents to flourish, grow and contribute to an even better Scotland!
Independence for me means a Scotland for everyone shaped by everyone!