Alex Salmond announces referendum plans

Scotland's First Minister has announced plans to introduce the independence referendum bill within the next year

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Ruth Davidson MSP reacts to First Minister

"The First Minister dresses this up as a legislative programme about the economy, but it is dominated by one thing only - the Scottish Government's obsession with tearing apart the United Kingdom. His national conversation has turned out to be little more than a national monologue.

Anyone with a view other than the one he already holds is unwelcome to take part. "

– Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives

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