FABIANI WELCOMES POSITIVE POLL FINDINGS ON INDEPENDENCE

Linda Fabiani MSP for East Kilbride has commented on a poll in the Times newspaper that showed another increase in support for Scottish Independence.


Linda said “I am glad to see more people are becoming impressed by the prospect of an independent Scotland. This new poll shows that the vast majority of Scots believe things will improve or stay the same following independence and it flies in the face of the hostile and negative lies that emanate from the anti-independence parties.

“We are extremely confident of winning the economic and financial case for independence, since with access to all of our resources Scotland would be the sixth-richest country in the developed world in terms of GDP per head – compared to the UK’s 16th place.

“Year-on-year, Scotland is in a stronger financial position than the UK as a whole – taking all Scottish revenues and all spending in Scotland into account, the Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland (GERS) figures show that, in the five years to 2009/10, Scotland was in a stronger financial position than the UK to the tune of £7.2 billion – or over £1,400 for every person in Scotland.”

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