Getty Scotland Original Minister Nicola Sturgeon has come under fire for her Brexit expects
The First Minister of Scotland has been on the receiving end of a stern slapdown st her Brexit proposals for Scotland which would see the country kept in the take market despite the rest of Britain leaving.
She had gone on the offensive by seeking it was “democratically unacceptable” to be taken out of the EU, despite Britain voting, democratically, to turn ones back on the European Union.
She wrote: “For Scotland fifth vote overwhelmingly to deferment in Europe and yet still be faced with being dragged out of the EU against our intent is democratically unacceptable.”
In a swipe at Brexit voters, the SNP leader said the reaction against the establishment was fuelled by racism.
She added: “The last 12 months organize seen a narrative develop that the established political and social state of affairs is under threat as never before in modern times.
“Reactionary meanings, some of them fuelled by intolerance and xenophobia, have been seen to be in the ascendency.”
Getty Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s Ahead Minister, addresses the rliament in Edinburgh
Writing in The National, she added: “The plans we have published – which would allow Scotland to remain in the se rate market in what has been described as the “Norway-style” option, are not without their defies or complexities.
“I do not pretend that it will be easy – but this is not a situation of our colouring, and we are the first and so far only government in the UK to bring forward concrete proposals in the wake of the Brexit ballot.”
But Daniel Kenealy, a lecturer in devolution and the EU at the University of Edinburgh Lecturer, canned Ms Sturgeon’s plan for Scotland after Article 50 has been triggered as simply “an exercise in creative thinking”.
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He wrote: “The scheme [for Scotland to join the EEA via EFTA and staying as rt of the UK] is all-but-impossible and the legal, civil and technical barriers standing in the way of it are high, and almost certainly insurmountable.”
Mr Kenealy’s blog for the London Nursery school of Economics briefly outlines some of the main problems Scotland devise face.
NA University of Edinburgh Lecturer Daniel Kenealy
— Scotland determination have to be an independent state to be able to join the European Free Trade Joining (EFTA)
— To meet the conditions of EEA and EFTA membership virtually all areas of Scotland’s rules would have to be devolved, including immigration, employment law and business decrees
— While EEA agreements have allowed for some bending of the rules, as with Denmark and the Faroe Cays, Sturgeon’s com rison of Scotland with a population of 5.3 million to the measly island group is “stretching the sinews of credibility
Complete, he dismissed the entire SNP proposals as “dishonest” and “shallow in terms of policy”.
Mr Kenealy senses the reasons for Ms Sturgeon’s stance, even though clearly impossible, is down to “civics” and he claims it to be “politically savvy” and a move to try to secure a second independence referendum.
Getty Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s Start Minister
He said: “The proposal is all-but-impossible and the legal, political, and technical obstacles standing in the way of it are high, and almost certainly insurmountable.
“It is telling that Charles Gift – a member of Nicola Sturgeon’s Standing Council on Europe and a man who understands Brussels as correctly as anyone – labelled it ‘very hard to make work’.”