A reply to the No campaign's celebrities

Graphic saying that No one will ever govern Scotland better than the people who live and work in Scotland

Dear Friends,

No need to worry - we aren't moving anywhere after a Yes vote. We too value the bonds between us and we'll still be your best friends and neighbours. 

But what we don't value is dreadful Westminster government. It may have escaped your notice, but many people are struggling to make ends meet, to find well rewarded employment, to pay fuel bills or even feed their families.

All this despite the fact we live in one of the world's wealthiest countries. A Yes vote gives us an opportunity to change all that.

We're sure you'll understand!

Yours sincerely,

Yes Scotland

Economy, Health, Welfare state


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