Right to healthcare, strikes and an adequate standard of living proposed.
A written constitution developed by the people in Scotland and their elected Parliament would help a newly independent Scotland take on the challenges of the future, according to First Minister Humza Yousaf.
Speaking ahead of the launch of the latest ‘Building a New Scotland’ prospectus paper detailing the plans, the First Minister said the drafting of a new constitution would enable people in Scotland to shape the new country.
The Scottish Government favours a constitution which would include:
- recognition of the NHS in Scotland, giving the right to access a system of health care, available free at the point of need
- stronger protections for human rights and equality, including upholding and fulfilling the right to an adequate standard of living as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- the right for workers to take industrial action
- a constitutional ban on nuclear weapons being based in Scotland
The fourth paper in the ‘Building a New Scotland’ series will set out more details on the proposals and the evidence that informs them.
First Minister Humza Yousaf said:
The previous three papers have set out evidence showing independent countries comparable to Scotland are wealthier and fairer than the UK; how Scottish democracy can be renewed with independence; and the macroeconomic framework, including currency arrangements, for an independent Scotland.