The closer we get to a no deal Brexit the more I am convinced the SNP strategy has been mostly a mistake. The SNP original position
was the correct position to take but they didn’t fight for it all the way.
However, as soon as Westminster refused to even discuss that position the SNP shifted to a position of fighting Brexit all the way and saving England and Wales from themselves. One of my huge moans, as a certain Liberal Democrat called Daniel reminds me every so often, is that Westminster has far too much of a say in Scottish affairs.
He is off course correct and when I reflect now it’s clear that we, and the SNP, have no right to try and force England and Wales to remain in the EU against their will. The SNP got it wrong in shifting focus away from solely keeping Scotland in the single market and customs union. Even some SNP voters agree according to the latest Wings Poll (no matter how much James Kelly questions the poll)
that negotiating a separate deal for Scotland was the best idea, although the membership is split on the issue. The SNP won’t be thanked for trying to keep England and Wales in the EU against their will, many will just hate them even more.
It’s probably too late but the fight should have been not a border on Ireland but a border between Scotland and England, Wings pointed that out some time ago that we put across the idea of a Scottish EU border. I’m convinced that he was correct. That should have been the battle from day one as it originally was, in many ways the SNP rather than be everything to everyone, as they tend to do, should have been ruthless in putting Scotland first and campaigned all the way on a Scottish EU border to keep Scotland in the single market and customs union.
It’s probably too late for that now but I am convinced we have f up big time, the SNP have f up big time as the disaster that will be leaving without a deal becomes the reality.