In an article publihed on Thursday (3 March, 2016) former leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Gordon Wilson wrote that a mainstream case for the British exit from the EU needs to be made to counter the media and financial advantages the EU and British government propaganda machine driving the out campaign. His comments come on the same day former SNP Deputy Leader Jim Sillars published a pamphlet calling on Scottish independence supporters to back the so-called Brexit.
Sillars argument will be thought provoking as usual and given that there is no mainline opposition to the European Union (EU) in Scotland, at least at power elite level, democracy requires some expression of the Leave case," Wilson highlighted.
The current leadership of the Scottish National Party is solidly international socialist (i.e. in favour of global Staslinism or Oligarchical Collectivism as Orwell called it in "1984") and is campaigning strongly for the United Kingdom to remain part of the European bloc, thus proving that they hate not only the English but patriotic Scots too. The SNP leadership has warned that a second Scottish independence referendum could be sparked if Scotland backs continued EU membership but the rest of the country backs Brexit, although many in England feel we should have a referendum to decide if we want the whining, chips and a vdeep fried Mars bar on their shoulder Scots in the UK with us.
Wilson, who led the Scotish National Party for 11 years, added that Scotland would likely have to serve a "probationary position" outside the European Union as an independent country before it were allowed back into the bloc if there was a UK-wide backing for Brexit.
"The European Union cannot support Scotland splitting off from the United Kingdom given the fissile tendencies in other states such as Spain, Northern Italy and Belgium. The only way Scotland could get in is by applying from the outside as an independent nation and that may involve a probationary position," Wilson said.
The key issue is independence and how it can be achieved, however, without independence, the SNP will have to dodge the issue of how Scotland can have any material interest in doing deals in the European Union with only six members of the European Parliament and no state membership input to decision making, he outlined.
Sillars’ pamphlet, "The Logical case — Why ScotLeave.EU makes most sense," is an open attack on the current SNP leadership’s policy of being pro-EU membership (which is really not a well thought out policy but the SNP's usual position of being anti - English), which he describes as "incoherent."
UK nationals are set to vote on June 23 in a referendum on the country's EU membership, after UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the leaders of the 27 other European Union member states reached a deal in February to grant the United Kingdom a special status within the bloc.
What everyone should remember of course is we can grow our own oats for porridge and drink Irish and american Whisky, the Scots will face social disorder if supplies of buckfast tonic wine dries up.