Yesterday I wrote a blog, laying out my concerns regarding the Scottish governments policy on Brexit. I said I hoped I was wrong.
I wasn’t wrong. I read through the 64 page document this morning. It gives a lot of information about elements of membership and part membership of the EU. None of which the Scottish people voted for at the EU referendum.
Quite simply, the Scottish people voted for full membership with all the advantages that this brings including a strong possibility of a referendum, in the event of Scotland voting to stay in the EU, but being dragged out against its will because of a majority in other parts of the UK. That is not what the Scottish government was addressing today in this paper.
So, to save you all reading through the whole 64 pages (a lot of which were repeating earlier parts) I have condensed it to one sentence which sums it up and sums up my fears contained in the blog I did yesterday.
Dear Mrs May.
If you wish to keep Scotland in the union, then simply come to an arrangement with the EU for the UK or indeed Scotland to retain membership of the single market or the EEA (European Economic Area).
This should not be much of a problem as I feel you will be doing that anyway.
Yes, indeed a road map at last, but unfortunately a road map to Unionism.