The SNP’s Europe minister Neil Gray appeared on radio this morning to defend Nicola Sturgeon’s economic paper for independence.
He rejected that it was a “back-of-the-fag-packet” document, adding that the nationalists were providing material to give voters “an informed choice” and the process would be different to Brexit.
Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:
“Simply making a lengthy series of baseless and fanciful assertions isn’t informing people.
“It makes absolutely no sense to compound economic problems by creating a border with our most important market.
“Before using Brexit as an example, SNP ministers would do well to remember that Scotland’s trade with the rest of the UK is three times higher than with the entire EU.
“That vital aspect was roundly ignored by the First Minister’s so-called blueprint, and merely adds to a growing list of oversights which includes currency, the economy and all the other things that are so vital to people’s everyday lives.
“The people of the UK are stronger together, and that’s where Scotland’s positive future should be.”