Alex Salmond sets out vision of independence

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has been sharing his vision of independence during a visit to Liverpool.

'Independence would transform Scotland for the better'

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has been sharing his vision of independence during a visit to Liverpool. ITV Scotland Correspondent Debi Edwards is there:

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Alex Salmond: independence would transform scotland for the better and bring wider benefits across these isles #Liverpool #indyref

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AS: we have created the most business friendly local taxation system in the UK...Scottish employment is higher, economic inactivity lower

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AS: independence isn't about waking up one day with three taps - whisky,oil and water. It will create an economic counterweight to London

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AS: once the current rhetoric is over, we would quickly see a good working relationship between the Scottish Gov and UK Gov #indyref

Salmond: 'Yes vote' would protect the Scottish NHS

A Yes vote in the referendum will protect Scotland's NHS from privatisation, says Salmond.
A Yes vote in the referendum will protect Scotland's NHS from privatisation, says Salmond. Credit: PA

A Yes vote in the referendum will protect Scotland's NHS from privatisation taking place in other parts of the UK, the First Minister is set to claim.

Speaking ahead of a visit to Liverpool today, Mr Salmond warned of a "growing threat" from an agenda of "privatisation and fragmentation" at Westminster.

The First Minister is expected to say that under the Westminster system, cuts to spending in England will "automatically" trigger cuts in Scotland.

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