In one of the most bizarre suggestions from a supposed ‘think-tank‘, Hanbury, commissioned by an increasingly anxious Conservative Government to think of new ways to counter the surge in support for independence has come up with the idea of ‘pressuring the European Union to nix (sic) the idea of Scotland re-joining the bloc as an independent country.’
Reported in Bloomberg, yesterday, the authors argue against any aggressive, full-frontal attack on the SNP or the wider movement, suggesting it would be counter-productive.
Wow! What a stunning insight!
Instead, they recommend ‘Operation Sneaky Gove’, making the SNP ‘pay the price‘ for running a devolved administration and ‘co-opting the EU into demonstrating that there is no viable pathway to renewed membership.‘
Money for old, useless, rope?
How would they make the SNP ‘pay the price‘ without the fact that they are deliberately, nastily, doing so and making Scots pay for it, being revealed? George Foulkes would spot it!
And, ‘co-opting the EU?’ That’s a good one. Tell us, what credit does this UK Government have with the EU? What favours can they call in? Don’t make us laugh.
Hanbury was set up by Ameet Gill, David Cameron’s director of strategy, and Paul Stephenson, director of communications for Vote Leave. One of the firm’s partners is James Kanagasooriam, who worked with the Scottish Conservatives on elections in 2016 and 2017.
Back to the ‘drawing board‘ boys.