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The speaker declares himself to be a politician committed to a certain cause. A historical review of Scotland with reference to its independ state until the 18th century. The preservation of the Scottish identity. The lack of total union with England. The wish for a sovereign parliament to return to Scotland the status of a nation-state, and for a new constitution. Aims of the Scottish National Party. The growth of the Party since the 1960's. Defense of the Party against various charges. How the Scottish National Party intends to achieve independence. The issue of referendum. Comments on the future of Scotland, and of the Scottish National Party.