FM's pledge on economy

Scotland can be ‘magnet for investment’ says Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon at SNP spring conference, EICC

Party plan: Nicola Sturgeon will set out her vision (pic: Terry Murden)

Nicola Sturgeon will today say that an independent Scotland would become a “magnet for global investment” by acting as a bridge between the UK and the EU.

The First Minister and SNP leader will argue that independence gives Scotland “the best of both worlds”, although she assumes Scotland’s re-entry into the EU after Brexit.

The First Minister is expected to tell delegates at the party’s annual conference in Aberdeen: “In these turbulent times, our job is to bring hope, and to be the confidence builders.

“We are a wealthy country, bursting with talent and potential. Scotland is rich enough, strong enough and big enough to take our place among the proud, independent nations of the world

“But we must reject a post-Brexit race to the bottom and embrace instead a race to join the top tier of independent nations. 

“And consider this – as an independent European country, Scotland will have a unique advantage.

“We will be in the EU single market and also the closest neighbour to our friends in the rest of the UK – a bridge between the EU and the UK, making our country a magnet for global investment.

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