It’s not difficult folks. Here’s the argument in a nutshell.
(Taken from Salmond’s opening remarks in the White Paper published this morning.)
“At its heart independence is not about this Government or any political party. (THIS IS A FUNDAMENTAL AND VERY IMPORTANT POINT) It is about a fundamental democratic choice for the people of Scotland. It is about the power to choose who we should be governed by and the power to build a country that reflects our priorities as a society and our values as a people.
I believe in independence because I believe it will be better for all of us if decisions about Scotland are taken by the people who care most about Scotland – the people who live and work here. It is my absolute conviction that Scotland’s future should be in Scotland’s hands.” (Alex Salmond)
Read it here.
And before you get all angsty about the SNP, consider this.
Post Independence it’s perfectly conceivable that there won’t even BE an SNP. They may become, let’s say, the Social Democrats. Right of Labour (which would be a good thing in my view. ie Proper Liberals)