|Jorge Aliaga campaigning for the independence of Scotland|
"The Telegraph" reports that the Queen may not be head of state of an independent Scotland, according to a senior Scottish Nationalist Party minister who has raised the prospect of a referendum on retaining the monarchy. Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish Justice Minister, said “it will be for the people of Scotland to decide” on the Queen’s role if they vote to leave the United Kingdom in September this year. His comments, reports "The Telegraph", undermine Alex Salmond's official policy that the monarchy would automatically be retained, a stance which reflects the popularity of the Queen north of the Border. However, much of the pro–independence Yes Scotland campaign and many of his Nationalist colleagues at the Scottish Parliament are republicans.
Aileen Campbell, the Scottish Children's Minister, and Fiona Hyslop, the Scottish Culture Minister, have also said it would be "up to the people to decide" whether to keep the Queen if voters back independence. Campaigners of the "YES" vote were on the Streets of Edinburgh, this morning. If you wish to help, regarding this historic referendum for the Independence of Scotland, please contact: www.yeni.net or
YesEdinburghNorthAndLeith on facebook.