This week the Scottish Parliament was presented with legislation to give 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote in the independence referendum. That is a very important development. One of the main reasons many of us want our country to make its own decisions is that we want a better, fairer, more prosperous nation for Scotland’s children and young people.
You should know...At Yes Scotland we pride ourselves on openly answering questions from people unsure about independence. It is only by engaging in positive debate with those who do not yet agree with us that we will win. This week we published answers to questions on health and an independent Scotland. Also, this week a poll came out showing that an overwhelming majority of Scots oppose upgrading the Trident nuclear weapons system.
Thepoll in the Herald found:
- 75% of people who plan to vote No in 2014 oppose Trident upgrading
- 87% of Yes voters oppose it
- 87% of undecideds oppose it