My hope is that Now Scotland will use the opportunity of its 6 March assembly to debate and vote on resolutions relating to the constitutional issue. I think it would do Scotland a great service if it were organised as a kind of mock party conference. I would like to see it staging the debates that should be taking place at the SNP's conference.
This is Scotland's affair. Nobody else's. Obviously there will have to be some kind of negotiation with the British state. But not before Scotland is in the position of negotiating as a nation with equal standing. Until then there is no legitimate role for the British state or any of its agencies. There is no legitimate role for the British state or any of its agencies in the exercise by the people of Scotland of our right of self-determination.