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Train drivers say no to Scottish independence

23 May 2013/Categories: Industry News


Train drivers have unanimously vetoed the Scottish National Party's attempts to break the country away from the rest of the UK.


Every single branch of the Aslef union has confirmed it will not be supporting first minister Alex Salmond's campaign for independence.


Mr Salmond has been making the economic case for going it alone again this week, but it is clear that transport workers are far from keen on the idea.


Aslef officer in Scotland Kevin Lindsay said it would be a mistake to put borders up between Scotland and England and he jokingly suggested that too many people get "carried away watching Braveheart".


Speaking at an Aslef conference in Edinburgh, he remarked: "This is not about bashing Alex Salmond. It's about a vision for Scotland within the United Kingdom."


A lot of money has been pumped into Scotland's rail network in recent years and it has never been easier for passengers to travel south into England. Clearly, transport employees are worried that Scottish independence could jeopardise this.

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