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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Biggest campaign day in Scottish political history

Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today urged people to "believe in themselves and in Scotland by voting Yes" and not to "let the opportunity of a lifetime pass them by". Campaigning in Glasgow, Ms Sturgeon said the Yes campaign will focus on Scotland’s wealth, job-creating powers and protection of the NHS from Westminster privatisation in the final weekend of campaigning.

She said that Downing Street's scaremongering campaign has totally failed to halt the Yes campaign's momentum, which will see Yes Scotland today running the biggest day of national campaigning the country has ever seen. The campaigning weekend will see over 35,000 volunteers across the country at 473 registered street stalls - and 2.6 million leaflets delivered in 48 hours.

Ms Sturgeon said: "The Yes campaign has been carried along by a flourishing of self-confidence among people in Scotland. This means we can say with certainty to people still making up their mind: ‘Let’s do this.’ That momentum is still growing and will soon become unstoppable, as people reject the Downing Street-orchestrated campaign to talk Scotland down. David Cameron's Number 10-inspired scare stories are being knocked down one by one - people imply do not believe them. Scotland is one of the world’s richest countries – wealthier per head than the UK, France and Japan."

"The great opportunity of independence is that we’ll be able to design an economic policy tailored to our needs so that Scotland’s wealth works for the many and not just the few. More and more people are waking up to the opportunities of Yes which is why momentum is with this campaign. We’ll have the job-creating powers we need to provide more opportunity for young people and with control of our finances we can protect our NHS from the fall-out from Tory privatisation at Westminster. Today thousands of Yes supporters from communities across Scotland will be running the biggest campaign day of action Scotland’s ever seen."