Is Scottish Independence Good For The UK.
Alex Salmond was the invited speaker at the Hugo Young lecture in February 2012.
In this video Alex Salmond (the Scottish First Minister and leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party) is suggesting that not just Scotland but also the UK would benefit by Scotland getting the independence from the UK that it was seeking.
Alex Salmond is best known for his strong leadership in the SNP and the campaign for Scottish Independence but to hear him argue that the rest of the UK would benefit as well is one not often heard.
The lecture featured below is entitled “Scotland’s Place In The World”
Hugo Young was a leading political journalist working for both the Guardian newspaper and the Sunday Times.
He became chairman of the Scott Trust, which owns The Guardian and other news media including the national Observer newspaper. Such was his reputation amongst politicians he was able to get close enough to a number of them form opposing side of the fence.
Each year an annual lecture has been given in his honour. Other speakers have included David Cameron and Nick Clegg.
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