Scottish independence: Mums for Change launched

Elaine C Smith launches Yes Scotland's Mums for Change. Picture: Contributed

Elaine C Smith launches Yes Scotland's Mums for Change. Picture: Contributed

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FIFTY independence-supporting mothers have signed an open letter outlining why Scotland must vote Yes in the Scottish independence referendum.

They are calling for a Yes vote to “create a fairer and better society” and put an end to the “humanitarian crisis” of food banks in many of Scotland’s towns and cities.

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Mums for Change founder Susan Robertson said Scotland’s mothers are faced with “two choices” for Scotland’s future.

“One is the continued uncertainty that will come with increased Westminster cuts, cuts that would see Scotland’s budget slashed and our valued public services seriously damaged,” she said.

“The other path is with a Yes vote that will safeguard the gains of the Scottish Parliament such as free personal care and the ending of prescription charges. We can also protect our NHS in a written constitution, declaring that it remains free and that our welfare system remains intact to support our most vulnerable.”

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