Most people in Scotland want a fairer and more democratic society – greater equality and proper social security for those who need it. We want the welfare state. We want good-quality free education in well-funded schools, colleges and universities. We want decent genuinely-affordable housing. We want investment in our local economies that will bring local jobs.

But the UK remains the 4th most unequal country in the developed world. Alistair Darling, head of the NO Campaign has said that Labour will cut “tougher and deeper” than Thatcher. No matter who is in power in Westminster, a fairer society will not be on the agenda and the worst of the cuts are still to come.

A NO vote in 2014 is a vote for austerity and inequality

Under devolution, the Scottish Government has been able to make things not quite so bad this side of the border (we have free prescriptions, more social housing, no university fees); but we can’t escape the destructive cuts to public services, the bedroom tax, the benefits caps. We are not free to choose a fairer tax system that can fund economic investment and jobs. If we are serious in wanting a better society, we need to be free to make it happen.

A YES vote in 2014 is the first step towards a fairer Scotland.

We take inspiration from other small nations and from other fairer societies. We know there is a better way.

Another Scotland IS possible .

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