Stur­geon leads us up the garden path

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - AGENDA -

SIR, – From the ma­ni­a­cal rav­ings of the SNP, it emerges that Ni­cola Stur­geon in­tends to de­mand au­tho­ri­sa­tion from the UK Gov­ern­ment to hold a sec­ond Scot­tish in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum, to which de­mand the cur­rent UK Gov­ern­ment’s re­sponse would be yes and pigs might fly!

Ms Stur­geon sees it as her des­tiny to lead Scot­land out of the UK and into the promised land, a kind of fe­male Moses fig­ure, but sees noth­ing odd about an in­de­pen­dent Scot­land be­ing run by face­less bu­reau­crats in Brus­sels.

Nor does it oc­cur to Ms Stur­geon that the EU is mighty per­nick­ety about its bor­ders, so if her life­long ob­ses­sion ever came to fruition and Scot­land re­mained in the EU, the first thing the EU would in­sist upon would be a hard bor­der be­tween Scot­land and Eng­land.

They’d also in­sist that our coinage be changed to eu­ros. And where Ms Stur­geon thinks she’d find money for an in­de­pen­dent Scot­land to pay its way in the EU is an­other im­pon­der­able.

So far from Ms Stur­geon lead­ing us into the promised land, it seems to me she’s lead­ing Scot­land up the garden path.

Keith Fernie, Drakies Av­enue, In­ver­ness

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