Former British Diplomat comments welcomed by Bill Kidd MSP

Bill Kidd is today welcoming comments from Sir Jeremy Greenstock, who served as the UK's former ambassador to the UN, that Scotland could have "roughly the same" influence on the world stage as big countries.

The Independence referendum offers Scotland a chance of being a small country with a "big Scottish label", or recognised only as a less distinct of the UK, Sir Jeremy told a meeting of the United Nations Association of Scotland at the Scottish Parliament today.

Welcoming the comments, Bill Kidd MSP who met and hosted Sir Jeremy’s visit to Edinburgh today, said:

“Sir Jeremy’s level-headed comments come as a welcome contribution to the independence debate in Scotland.

“The fact that a former UK ambassador recognises that Scotland has a vast wealth of natural resources which will allow us to more than hold our own the world stage gives the Yes campaign encouragement and comes as a blow to the relentlessly negative No campaign.

“Scotland can be a good global citizen, with influence and contributing to peace and justice in the world, tackling poverty and promoting social justice at home and abroad – all of this is achievable only with a Yes vote which will give Scotland the decision making powers that will deliver the gains of independence.”



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