In­de­pen­dence with­out Eu­rope

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News -

FOR all her protests against leav­ing the EU, Ni­cola Stur­geon seems to have aban­doned her party’s long-stand­ing goal of in­de­pen­dence in Eu­rope. In a press con­fer­ence about the With­drawal Agree­ment last week, the First Min­is­ter de­clined to be flanked by one Saltire and one EU flag, be­ing pic­tured in­stead be­tween two Saltires. Then, in a bid to add weight to her claim that un­cer­tainty over Brexit was push­ing Scot­land to­wards in­de­pen­dence, she took care to be pic­tured with a por­trait of Robert Burns. But as Burns might have warned her: ‘There is no such un­cer­tainty as a sure thing.’

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