How will Alex Salmond answer the job-supplying, taxpaying business community in Scotland should they agree with David Cameron’s position that a treaty veto was necessary. And if Scotland was broken off and somehow got a seat at the top EU table, would he, the supposed champion of “independence”, gaily sign up and send his annual budgets to Brussels for approval? Where would the longed-for “independence” be then? Would that not reveal what many have long thought – that the SNP’s “independence’’ was merely a cover for what is fundamentally Anglophobia?
The questions will not go away. Alex Salmond is a past master at obscurantism, but the day is fast approaching when he cannot get away any more with being all things to all people.
Alexander McKay, Edinburgh