The first minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, has revealed to the Scottish government today the proposed referendum for 2014. This he called, “the most important decision in scotland in 300 years”. This marks the first steps towards Scotland’s pledge for independence by 2016, which has been in process for the past five years.
The questions posed to the people of Scotland are simple, “Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?”
This referendum has been greeted with controversy by the British Paliament, and has been heralded “the greatest constitutional crisis in modern British history” by Severin Carrell, the Scottish correspondent for the Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/jan/25/independent-scottish-parliament-may-2016)
The first minister declared in his powerful speech, “I want scotland to be independant not because I think were better than any other country, but because I know we are just as good as any other country”.
As the people of Scotland make their decision on the referendum, we shall sit and wait as one until 2014.