Britons hit out at claims EU ‘will not abandon’ Scotland as Sturgeon plots independence
SNP ‘don’t have answers that are palatable’ says expert
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The staggering comment was made by Irish Professor Donnacha Ó Beacháin who teaches at Dublin City University. It comes after Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP party narrowly failed to secure a majority at the Scottish parliament elections yesterday.
More Scots voted for the main unionist parties than their nationalist rivals in the constituency vote.
However the SNP are continuing to demand another referendum on taking Scotland out of the UK.
Express.co.uk readers have now accused the bloc of interfering in internal UK politics.
One said: “The EU aren’t interested in Scotland, other than as a means to p**s off the rest of the UK.
“If they get involved with Scotland’s referendum then they’ll be opening a can of worms with Catalonia.”
Another added: “What’s it got to do with the EU anyway?
“Still interfering in Britain’s affairs even after they’ve been told to do one – they are a very bitter and jealous ex!”
A third also said: “The EU are trying to annex Scotland just like Russia and China do.”
Their comment was a reference to Russia seizing Crimea, recognised internationally as Ukrainian territory, in 2014 whilst China took control of Tibet.
The SNP has still vowed to hold another referendum on Scottish independence despite its 2014 defeat.
The party tweeted: “Once we rebuild Scotland from COVID, there will be an independence referendum.”
However the Scottish Conservatives insisted the latest Scottish parliament elections mean the party has no mandate.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson also urged the SNP to focus on coronavirus recovery rather than constitutional issues.
Other Express.co.uk readers warned Scotland should be wary of any overtures by the EU.
One posted: “I’m sure the EU would love to see the UK break up, if only out of pure spite.
“Sturgeon needs to be very careful where the EU are concerned. They will say one thing and do something completely different. Russia is more trustworthy than that lot in Brussels.”
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A second said: “The EU wants to weaken the UK.
“If will play along with Scotland and should Scotland vote independence, the EU will drop Scotland like a hot stone.
“Wake up those Scots that think independence is being a member of the EU.
“Be careful what you wish for because should your wish come true, you will know what it is like to be a nobody within a group of 27 other countries.”
Scotland currently has a public deficit of around 25 percent of GDP, eight times the level the EU demands for new members.
Brussels also insists all new member states commit to adopt the Euro as their currency.
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