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Referendum debate sought to shed light on Scotland’s future

Kirkcudbright Town Hall was the venue for a lively and entertaining public debate on Scotland’s future last Monday hosted by Scotland Office Minister David Mundell.

Kirkcudbright Town Hall was the venue for a lively and entertaining public debate on Scotland’s future on Monday 19 May hosted by Scotland Office Minister David Mundell.

Mr Mundell was joined at the “Your Referendum Questions Answered” event by local MP Russell Brown, with Alex Fergusson MSP in the chair.

A wide range of subjects were discussed, including the future of Scotland’s currency, how the country would defend itself as an independent nation, future pension arrangements and what share of the UK debt an independent Scotland would need to take in the event of independence.

MrMundell MP said:

“It was great that so many people took time to come along on what was a pretty wet night to ask questions and take part. I believe there is a strong case for Scotland remaining within the United Kingdom and I am confident that majority of Scots believe this too.”

“It’s important that everyone feels they are aware of all the facts before the referendum, which is without doubt the biggest decision any of us will ever make.

“I believe we have the best of the both worlds. As part of the UK we have a larger, stronger and more stable economy that creates better opportunities and more secure jobs. With devolution we have a powerful Scottish Parliament that makes decisions on issues affecting everyday life like education, health and policing.

“What’s important is to provide people with answers to subjects of importance to them – that’s why I’m out and about meeting people ahead of the vote in September.”

 

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