It is wrong to think of the intention of the independence movement in Scotland as being motivated by the desire to simply “break away” from the European Union, a Scottish MEP has said.

Alyn Smith, a member of the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) told New Europe that recent comments by European Commission vice president, Joaquín Almunia, which have fuelled speculation about the place of secessionist movements in Europe only serves to deflect from wider arguments for independence....


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