‘Our future will not be bought and sold for gold’
Scotland’s future will not be “bought and sold by anyone’s gold”, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon declared yesterday.
In her closing speech at the SNP conference, she revealed that during the negotiations for the Edinburgh Agreement, which paves the way for the 2014 independence referendum, the issue that most exercised the UK Government was campaign spending limits.
UK ministers felt that limits being proposed by the SNP were too low. Delegates heard that the Scottish Government would set the limit “with care” after listening to consultation responses, the Electoral Commission and the organisations representing the opposing camps.
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