ref date:4 Mar 2000 (WBA)
SNP reaffirm desire to make Scotland independent
After much trailing round and round the mulberry bush the SNP have now
firmly stated that Scottish Independence - no devolved parliament, and
no more London ruling the Scots is the parties number one aim.
John Swinney, the party's deputy
leader, has drafted a resolution making it clear that independence
will be a key element of the Westminster campaign.
He said: "This resolution is a product of a consultation exercise I
carried out around the country. We're putting forward a
resolution that encapsulates a very clear strategy for the party
over a defined period. Obviously at the top of the agenda, as it
always has been, is our determination to win Scottish
Alex Salmond's message as party convenor stated: "We intend to
prepare for victory in the next Scottish election and thereafter to
organise and win a referendum on independence. Each electoral
challenge between now and then will be a further milestone on
the road to our objective of national freedom."