Glasgow often hosts important events and this week will be no different.

On Tuesday, Glasgow the city will host the launch of the Scottish Government's White Paper on independence. I am thrilled that this historic event will take place in the city.

The event will, of course, be followed by a Ministerial Statement and debate in the Scottish Parliament.

I talk to many people in Glasgow - on the doorstep, in schools and colleges, and at events - and I know that many want to know more about what an independent Scotland would look like, and have questions they want answered.

The White Paper will provide the detail and answers people are looking for.

It will set out the Scottish Government's vision for Scotland as an independent nation.

It will show people what the Scottish Government could do with the full powers independence will bring.

These will include the ability to create more jobs and training, including targeted programmes for young people and the long-term unemployed, as well as the ability to support growth in key areas.

An independent Scotland would also have complete control over our welfare system, and the ability to rid our country of the scourge of the 'bedroom tax'.

Figures from the Department Of Work And Pensions show Glasgow has been the UK city hardest hit by this benefit change.

Citizens Advice Bureau figures show disabled Scots are bearing the brunt of the change, often due to special adaptations to their homes that are essential.

Given that people in Glasgow and Scotland have been so harshly affected by the Bedroom Tax, it is unbelievable that a quarter of Scotland's Labour MPs did not turn up for a vote at Westminster to scrap the 'bedroom tax', a vote that could have been won.

Labour's treachery over the Bedroom Taissue makes it clear that only with a Yes vote in next year's referendum will Scotland be able to get rid of the unjust 'bedroom tax', and have a welfare state that reflects

the views and votes of the people of Scotland.

ON a lighter note, I would like to pay tribute to the thousands of Glaswegians who came together to stop plans to remove the iconic cone from the Duke Of Wellington statue outside the Gallery Of Modern Art.

'Conegate' showed how readily the people are willing to fight for the landmarks that make our city great.

I am glad this lighthearted tradition will continue.