THE Yes campaign has launched a new video pushing the case for independence featuring the voice of actor Brian Cox.

The Yes Scot campaign, a campaigning arm of the SNP, released a new short film today demonstrating highlighting the ways in which the UK lagged behind the EU.

It comes on the same day that the First Minister and Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie launched a new document marking the start of a renewed push for indyref2.

The video follows on the themes of the 72-page document released today, entitled “Wealthier, Happier, Fairer: Why Not Scotland?”, showing how the UK – and as a result, Scotland – fails compared with comparable countries on key measures such as productivity, equality and happiness.

The video, called “Why Independence Works”, noted that the comparator countries all shared the key advantage over Scotland of being independent.

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A voiceover tells viewers: “The choice for Scotland is one of two futures: a two party system with the Tories and Labour, who both back a damaging Brexit that Scotland overwhelmingly voted against; or an independent Scotland with whichever Scottish Government we choose.”

The video makes reference to the Tories continued “inaction” on the cost-of-living crisis and ministers “dragging [their] heels over the climate crisis”.

It ends with a voice contribution from pro-independence actor Cox telling viewers: “Pledge your support for Scottish independence at”.

Dundee-born Cox has long been a supporter of an independent Scotland having abandonded the Labour Party over the Iraq war. 

He voiced an SNP campaign video in 2020, in which he explained why Scotland "has what it takes to be an independent country".