SNP is conflicted over Europe
Our First Minister likes to portray the SNP as occupying the moral high ground on Brexit and the EU. She is quick to criticise the Tories and Labour for what she considers as divisions and inconsistencies. Yet of all the political parties none could be more conflicted over the EU than the party of Scottish independence. If SNP supporters listened to what Jean-Claude Juncker had to say in his state of the union speech about the future of the ever-closer union project, they will know that “independence in Europe” is a myth.
Quite apart from what an independent Scotland would be expected to agree to in order to meet EU joining criteria, the spectre of an EU with ever greater control on a pan-European basis must surely be anathema for many who have Scotland’s best interests at heart. Keith Howell West Linton