The Scotsman cartoon: Independence white paper

Illustration: Iain Green

Illustration: Iain Green

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The Scottish Government launched their blueprint for independence yesterday and told voters that Scotland’s future was now in their hands.

In the 649-page long white paper, Alex Salmond said his Scottish Government had set out its “mission statement” on how creating a separate Scotland could help build a better nation.

Published some 10 months before the referendum on September 18 2014, the document details how leaving the UK - and the policies the SNP would hope to pursue if Scotland were to do so - would impact on all aspects of life.

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