Dennis Canavan on Labour values and independence
Yes Scotland's chairman, Dennis Canavan, formerly a Labour MP and independent MSP, told the recent Labour For Independence conference why Scotland should make its own decisions based on its own values.
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A successful Labour for Independence meeting in Glasgow yesterday evening heard Yes Scotland Advisory Board Chairman Dennis Canavan argue that "independence would mean that an independent Scottish Labour Party would be able to respond more readily to the needs and aspirations of the people of Scotland. That would help to bring about policies based on Labour's traditional values of social justice and solidarity."