An interesting piece. I'm undecided about EU membership, but we need to be in the Single Market, so I would support joining EFTA, which only takes a few months, and making a decision about joining the EU (which would take years anyway) until after we're independent.

However, all of this is irrelevant, as it pertains to an independent Scotland, and the SNP leadership have no plan at all to get us our independence. They've become seduced by power, and are quite comfortable as colonial administrators. Their position on Brexit is irrelevant at Westminster. Even if they won every single seat in Scotland, they would only hold 57 out of 650. Their plan to fight the next General Election on "domestic matters" means they will lose seats in Scotland, even though Keir Starmer's popularity in Scotland declines.

The meaningless "convention" in Caird Hall in a few weeks is a much-delayed and very rare encounter between the leadership and the membership, and it's already clear that no decision will be taken there. In fact, the SNP leadership are making themselves irrelevant to the independence movement altogether.

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Thanks Jonathan 😊

I wouldn't join the EU now VDL looks like a warmonger to me. EFTA maybe, but the jury is out for me atm. Nusnp are definitely not the independence party and haven't been since nicoliar took over from our most able politician. They are shaming Scotland and most embarrassing to any clear thinking Scot.

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Could you put this more clearly? There seem to be lots of points being made but they all fall into a stramash of points. But thanks I agree with you (I think). And the SNP have a plan - mair gravy

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