SNP confusion over Europe
Sir, - Nicola Sturgeon’s attempt to deflect the debate from the failing public sector (especially education), the unsustainable fiscal deficit, our GDP falling behind the UK and the fact that most Scots do not want a second referendum, by recycling her Brexit demands is doomed to fail.
For example, Ms Sturgeon’s plan to rejoin the European Union as a full member (if independent) is now in tatters as she scrambles around for an interim position until perhaps Scotland could meet the criteria required to join.
Her latest position is to declare that Scotland may have to initially join the small European trading block EFTA. But what about our largest trading partner, the other countries within the UK?
With regard to her fanciful claim that somehow the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) would not apply to Scotland is also silly, otherwise why did Iceland’s fishing minister say that their country would never join the EU in order to retain control over their fishing grounds.
Her comment on an euro currency is equally suspect as she should know that all new member states have to join the euro (when the criteria is met) and sign up to the ever-closer EU political union dominated by Germany.
No matter how the SNP twists and turns, the electorate in Scotland is fed up with divisiveness and wishes to have a government that gets on with the day job. Ian Lakin. Pinelands, Murtle Den Road, Milltimber.