Before defenders of the Union get used to the idea of being on the defensive all the time, let’s just remind ourselves that the case for separation hasn’t yet been made as far as the people of Scotland are concerned.

There are a number of pertinent questions that can’t simply be dismissed with a wave of the saltire and a reference to “negativity”. So here is the first in a series of posts aimed at eliciting some answers where until now there has been only fluff and spin.

We know plenty of nationalists read this site and it is at them these questions are aimed. Can they answer them? Watch the comments thread to find out.

Question number 1:

The SNP mantra is that Scotland should control all its domestic affairs. Given that the EU already makes up to 50 per cent of all member states’ law, why don’t the SNP support withdrawal from the EU as well as withdrawal from the UK?

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