Scottish independence white paper prioritises postal renationalisation

The Scottish government has pledged to return Royal Mail’s Scottish operations to public ownership if Scotland votes for independence from the UK next year.

Ahead of next September’s referendum, the ruling Scottish National Party issued a white paper this week laying out its plans in the event that people in Scotland vote to separate from the United Kingdom for the first time since 1707.

Among its plans was the reversal of postal privatisation, which took place last month as about 60% of Royal Mail was floated on the London Stock Exchange.

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