“The No campaign are still desperate for you to believe that Scotland becoming independent means we are automatically outside the EU and would have to reapply for membership from outside the EU like Serbia or Turkey. This is a lie. I’d like to be kind and say it was a bit of a misunderstanding, or maybe a misreading or a genuine failure of comprehension. But it’s not. It’s a lie.”
On Tuesday the UK media and the No campaign got all excited when EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker said that he was not in favour of enlargement of the EU for the next five years or so. Suddenly they’ve got a new blow for Alicsammin from the man who just the other week said that he would accept the result of the Scottish referendum whichever way it went. It was a hammer blow for Alicsammin’s EU hopes, said Wee Dougie Alexander, fresh from polishing his halo and not falling out with his sister. Scotland would have to join the queue behind Moldova and not gain entry for a decade.
Everyone in Europe hates us, the French think more highly of Turkey’s prospects of EU membership, Scottish Unionists chorused smugly, in a demonstration that they’ve really not quite got the hang of this smugness business. But acting smug after your…
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