The SNP’s relationship with Europe.

A thread.
Let’s travel back to 1975.

When the EEC (as it was then) in/out referendum was held, the SNP wanted Scotland (and Britain) out of the EEC.

Interesting quote from Alex Salmond below.
After being dealt a bloody nose by being blamed for bringing down Callaghan’s Labour Government and ushering in Maggie Thatcher, the SNP struggled in the wilderness during the 1980s.

In 1988 they eventually came up with a new idea:

“Independence in Europe”
2014: The independence referendum.

If Scotland voted Yes we’d be out of the UK and the EU.

Not so said the Nats.

Yet we know this not to be true.

The UK is the member state.
First Minister Alex Salmond did his bit to muddy the waters to try and convince the voters that everything would be fine.…
Before we get to Brexit, a reminder that in 2007 The SNP favoured a vote on the EU Treaty.…
Yet by 2016 and under new management of Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP vigorously supported the Remain campaign.

So much so that they spent less than they did on a Shetland by-election…

Half-hearted? Or not even trying?…
After the Leave EU result, the SNP demanded a new independence referendum.

“We were told a No vote would secure EU membership!”

That was true then.

Also true was that EU membership wasn’t a big issue in the 2014 #indyref 👇
Brexit was bad, said the SNP. They promised to STOP BREXIT.

So much so that when an indicative vote on the Customs Union (good idea?) was put forward in Westminster, the SNP en masse abstained.


Good for Scotland and Remainers?

Think how being in the CU would help now?
Over the last few years the SNP have been involving themselves with Catalonia.

And every now and again a lowly official backs indy Scotland in the EU.

Then guess what happens?

Spain would not entertain it. No sir.…
And of course when Britain left the EU, the SNP disingenuously paid for a light show to make it look like our friends in Brussels were missing us.

Nope. All a stunt paid for by the SNP, who that week were pro EU.…
So finally, without even going near The Copenhagen Criteria (look it up) @BingoDemagogue is a good read,

Could the SNP’s “love affair”with the EU just simply be good old fashioned expedience?

Make your own mind up 👇…

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