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Response to Nicola Sturgeon's press conference

SNP leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today published a new document laying out her economic plans for an independent Scotland.

Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:

“There is no positive economic case for leaving the UK.

“The First Minister has once again failed to answer the key questions about the consequences of scrapping the pound or building a trade border with England.

“She is making baseless assumptions and is prepared to gamble with other people’s jobs and livelihoods.

“Much of what she outlined is about government policy choice, which doesn’t require the immense cost, division and uncertainty of building a new state.

“The entire focus of government should be on the cost-of-living crisis, not independence – which only a tiny fraction of people in Scotland think should be a priority for ministers.

“As part of the UK we can bring communities together, safeguard people’s pensions and mortgages, and support jobs and livelihoods.”

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Once again a deluded 1st. Minister

Nothing costed. Pensioners be warned an Independent Scotland would be solely responsible for the State Pension - not Westminster.

Pensions are paid from current taxes and national insurance -where will she find the money. Also I’m sure The Borders and Dumfries and Galloway regions would wish to remain in the Uk. Independence would end up breaking up Scotland.

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