Tommy Sheridan returns to town next week for the latest debate in the countown to the indendence referendum.
The former Scottish Socialist leader and MSP will oultine his thoughts on what a ‘yes’ vote would mean when he appears at a public meeting at St Bryce Kirk, Kirkcaldy, on Thursday, January 23.
Mr Sheridan - a long-time supporter of independence - said: “Voting yes is about making Scotland a better place for the people who live there, about making our own decisions. The majority of Scots oppose nuclear weapons, support the welfare state and disagree with drastic Westminster policies such as the bedroom tax and benefit cuts. As it stands, Scottish people have no say in these policies.”
He has been invited to Kirkcaldy by local supporters of independence.
Local campaigner Marie Penman is looking forward to an evening of ideas and discussion.
“I heard Tommy speak in Kirkcaldy at a meeting of the Fife Anti-Bedroom Tax campaign a few months ago, and was hugely impressed. I’ve never seen anyone hold the attention of the audience the way he did and contacted him afterwards to invite him to speak on independence.
“This is a chance to hear a different point of view on what a yes vote could mean. I would urge anyone who is undecided on the referendum to come along – I’m pretty sure Tommy is capable of changing people’s minds.”
The event begins at 7.00 p.m. and is free and open to all.