24 December 2019
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has launched a new document which sets out the democratic case for Scotland having the ability to choose its own constitutional future.
The paper entitled Scotland’s Right to Choose: Putting Scotland’s Future in Scotland’s Hands – lays out the detailed case for how and why the country should be able to have the choice of independence in a referendum.
Launching the paper during a press conference at Bute House, the First Minister said:
It is a fundamental democratic principle that decisions on Scotland’s constitutional future should rest with the people who live here.
As this document lays out, the Scottish Government has a clear democratic mandate to offer people a choice on that future in an independence referendum, and the UK Government has a democratic duty to recognise that.”
Today FM @NicolaSturgeon held a press conference on Scotland's Right to Choose: Putting Scotland's Future in Scotland's Hands. The paper lays out the case for giving the people of Scotland the right to choose their constitutional future.
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) December 19, 2019