Alex Salmond says he is “absolutely certain” the people of Scotland will vote Yes in a second referendum on independence.
The former First Minister, who led the country into the first poll and resigned when his vision was rejected by voters, says much has changed since 2014.
He said: “If Scotland … is offered the choice between a future as a European nation, continuing that 1000 years of continuous history of Scotland as a European nation, or, alternatively, some mythical (British) Empire Mark II then I am absolutely certain that this time the people of Scotland will choose independence.”
He says the Better Together alliance that fought for a No vote in 2014 will be “shattered” this time around.
In this exclusive video blog for The Courier and Press & Journal, Mr Salmond adds: “The case for independence will be based on a positive case for the future of how Scotland can be a self-respecting European nation, just like other European nations, and have a future of economic prosperity and also social justice.”
Mr Salmond’s comments come after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed she will ask for the Scottish Parliament’s approval to seek a second poll some time between autumn 2018 and spring 2019.
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