Scottish Independence referendum: 'Yes' campaign ahead in polls: interview Gordon Brown

SCOTLAND: Midlothian: Loanhead: EXT Gordon Brown MP (Former Prime Minister) interview SOT - people are looking for mechanism of delivery and clear idea of plan of what would happen after a no vote - issue in referendum is between voting for separation of voting for stronger parliament / not only do we have powers in Labour party but other parties will support them - have timetable that starts the day after the referendum - paper published in October, leads to consultation, final proposals in November, draft laws drawn up in January - will get changes in next few months Q: voters sceptical Gordon Brown SOT - talking about extensive powers for social affairs, economic affairs, environment, infrastructure, investment and fiscal policy - basis for all parties to find way forward - Downing Street is content with timetable, have to get together to agree final proposals Q: No campaign passionless Gordon Brown SOT - people I've seen positive case for United Kingdom - nationalist vision requires you to break all links with rest of UK - no UK pensions, healthcare or defence - other if patriotic vision - recognising Scots people feel strongly about their identify, their institution, stronger parliament but also want to share UK - patriotic vision is positive not negative Q: vision has not caught fire Gordon Brown SOT - people want change - debate is about what kind of change - wrong kind of change is irreversible, no going back, separation, debt default possibility under SNP as well as problems over currency - on other hand can have certainty of parliament with more powers, dealing quickly with some of social and economic issues but can stay part of UK Q: Labour voters back yes campaign Gordon Brown SOT - I talk to Labour voters, they want change / they may feel that is UK govt is not going to deliver certain things, only alternative might be independence - now they can see immediate, deliverable alternative - Scottish parliamen...


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