Shadow of doubt over indy plans

Margaret Curran promotes Better Together in Motherwell
Margaret Curran promotes Better Together in Motherwell

Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran MP says the SNP should be better prepared to push the case for independence.

Following last week’s TV debate between former Chancellor Alistair Darling and First Minister Alex Salmon, Mrs Curran joined Uddingston and Bellshill MSP Michael McMahon on the campaign trail.

They toured Motherwell and Bellshill trying to drum up support for the Better Together campaign before taking in the Commonwealth Games maze in New Stevenston.

Mrs Curran said: “During the debate it was clear that Mr Salmond could not answer Mr Darling’s questions and when it was his turn was started talking about aliens and driving on the wrong side of the road.

“I am just baffled as to how the SNP seem so ill-prepared, independence is their core belief and has been for the past 80 years so how in that time have they not drawn up a coherent plan about what would happen if Scotland became independent.

“I was delighted to join Michael on the doorsteps and visit people in the Motherwell and Bellshill area to explain why we are ‘Better Together’.

“Devolution has been a massive success and the Scottish Parliament will be granted increased powers if it remains within the Union, which in my opinion is far more attractive than the SNP’s vague plans.”