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Scotland: yes or no?

La Scozia voterà per l’indipendenza dal Regno Unito? Lo scopriremo il 18 settembre. Ora ascoltiamo il fronte del sì (pro indipendenza), con Linda Fabiani, e quello del no, che sostiene “We are better together”. By Mark Worden LANGUAGE LEVEL C1 (ADVANCED)

Linda Fabiani (Glaswegian accent)

Hello, my name’s Linda Fabiani and I’m MSP for East Kilbride. I believe absolutely in independence for my country. I think it’s a very basic thing for me. It’s about the people in Scotland making their own decisions, about what kind of country that they want Scotland to be. We’re a small neighbour of a much larger, more populous country, and decisions are made for us very often. Things like the kind of welfare system that we have. I’m appalled that we have food banks in our country at the moment where, you know, hungry families are having to go for food. I’m appalled that we ended up in an illegal war. We should be making our own decisions. And if we make mistakes, then we have to stand up and be counted for them. I want to be able to say, “This is not in my name” and really, really mean it. That’s what’s important for me.

(Linda Fabiani was talking to Mark Worden)


(All speakers have Scottish accents)

It’s a massive decision, and there will no going back. It will affect not just us but the opportunities of future generations.

We don’t need to leave the UK to be Scottish.

We can have the best of both worlds.

A Scottish Parliament with more powers, and the opportunity of being a part of one of the biggest economies in the world.

The world is changing. It’s more connected than ever.

I live here, but my world goes beyond our borders.

We can do so much more...

...when we work together.

Together we are stronger and secure.
Together we have more opportunities.

Together we can make our world...

...the place we want it to be.

We want to stay together...

... for our jobs...

... for our opportunities...

... for our future.

We want the best of both worlds.

So let’s not leave! We’re better together.

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