posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 04:18 AM
reply to post by tdk84
I think everyone apart from Salmond's most die hard supporters knew that Scotland would have to apply for EU membership just like any other nation
wishing to join it.
Whilst it comes as no surprise to most of us, the important thing is that Salmond has been shown to be just as deceitful, arrogant and self-serving as
the vast majority of politicians by deliberately lying to and misleading the Scottish people and then compunding this by wasting thousands of
taxpayers money in trying to cover up his lying using the well used phrase 'national security' to justify his suppression of lawful investigations
into his claims.
I am more than aware that a vote for independance is NOT a vote for the SNP but to many Alex Salmond is the embodiment of Scottish independance.
Once an independant Scotland goes through a period of being a completely unaligned nation - free from the shackles of enforced bondage to the UK and
not yet a member of the EU - upon gaining memebership of the EU Scotland can look forward to the delights of having it's fiscal, economic and
budgetary policies dictated to by Brussels and having no say on immigration policy and many other domestic issues.
It seems that an independant Scotland under SNP governance would be at least as secretive, dismissive and amoral as the one in control today.
And it will have a damn sight less say and control over it's own matters than it does now through The Scottish Parliament.
Alex Salmond could yet prove to be the best possible advertisement and case for the NO vote there could possibly be - perhaps this has been the
intention all along?