Launch of Draft Constitution for an Independent Scotland

The Scottish National Party has launched a draft constitution for discussion should Scotland vote to become an independent sovereign nation. As reported in The Guardian newspaper it confirms that the saltire will continue to serve as the national flag of Scotland and that the choice of national anthem will be made by the Scottish parliament. It also commits the country to enshrine the European convention on human rights in law, tackle climate change and ensure the safe, "expeditious" removal of Trident nuclear weapons. 

With opinion polls showing increased levels of support for independence Scotland’s Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the draft bill setting out the constitution was an essential part of the Scottish government's blueprint for independence. 


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