爱思英语编者按:苏格兰首席部长亚历克斯·萨尔蒙德发布了苏格兰政府起草的独立白皮书,称之为“致未来的使命宣言”。

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Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has launched his government's independence blueprint, calling it a "mission statement" for the future.
苏格兰首席部长亚历克斯·萨尔蒙德发布了苏格兰政府起草的独立白皮书,称之为“致未来的使命宣言”。

The 670-page White Paper promised a "revolution" in social policy, with childcare at its heart.
这份670页的独立白皮书声称将展开苏格兰社会政策“革命”,儿童福利政策将是社会政策革命的核心领域。

The launch came ahead of next September's independence referendum.
独立白皮书发布之后,明年9月,苏格兰将举行独立公投。

Alistair Darling, leader of the campaign to keep the Union, branded the document a "work of fiction, full of meaningless assertions".
支持英联邦统一的英国政治领袖阿利斯泰尔·达林称,这份独立白皮书只是“童话故事,毫无意义的断言。”

On 18 September, Scots voters will be asked the yes/no question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"
明年9月18日,苏格兰人民将投票回答这个问题:“你是否认为苏格兰应该是一个独立的国家?”

Launching the paper - titled Scotland's Future: Your guide to an independent Scotland - in Glasgow, Mr Salmond said: "This is the most comprehensive blueprint for an independent country ever published, not just for Scotland but for any prospective independent nation.‬‬‬
这份名为《苏格兰的未来:独立苏格兰指南》的独立白皮书是在苏格兰最大城市格拉斯哥发布的。首席部长萨尔蒙德称,“苏格兰独立的指导方针是史上包含最广、最仔细的独立蓝图,不只为苏格兰设计,更适用于任何盼望独立的国家。”

"But more than that, it is a mission statement and a prospectus for the kind of country we should be and which this government believes we can be.
“不仅如此,这份独立白皮书还是一份使命宣言,一张蓝图,它描绘了我们理应成为、政府笃信我们将成为的国家的景象。”