Blair Jenkins welcomes Nicola Sturgeon's referendum role

Following today's appointment of Nicola Sturgeon to the Cabinet's referendum role, Blair Jenkins, the Chief Executive of Yes Scotland, said: "Independence is an opportunity to deliver a fairer and more successful Scotland and Nicola Sturgeon's appointment is great news for the independence movement. We are entering an important and exciting time in Scotland's history and having a minister of Nicola's calibre in such a key role is a real boost to the Yes Campaign as we take our message of hope to people across Scotland.

"She is, of course, already a member of the Yes Scotland Advisory Board, which meets for the first time tomorrow, the membership of which reflects the cross-section of interests that the campaign represents. "For one of our advisory board members to be taking a leading Government role is even more positive news for Yes Scotland. This referendum is a wonderful opportunity to build a greater Scotland." He added: "As an independent nation we can take full advantage of our resources, our international reputation and our own tax base to build a wealthier and fairer society here in Scotland. With Scotland's future in Scotland's hands we can choose a better path for our country." The announcement comes the day after the First Minister unveiled his legislative programme for the coming year and which inluded the Referendum Bill.
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