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Farage: UKIP can make some real advances in Scotland
Date 20/01/2013 16:00  Author webmaster  Hits 3597  Language Global
UKIP leader Nigel Farage on BBC Sunday Politcs, Scotland, 20.011.2013

"People can see increasingly that what is being offered to Scotland isn't independence, it is in fact an even deeper dependency and a total loss of democracy to European institutions. I think that cat is now out of the bag and... we're now in a position where UKIP can start to make some real advances in Scotland too." - Nigel Farage

UKIP leader Nigel Farage on BBC Sunday Politcs, Scotland, 20.011.2013, with Scottish MEP Alyn Smyth.

Farage: "I think the whole Scottish debate really has been very odd, because this whole campaign the SNP has led for Independence - well, I'm sorry, but you can't be independent if you also want to be part of the European Union.

"So I think the whole Scottish debate a propos its relationship with the United Kingdom and Europe really is being redefined in quite a radical way.

"And I never thought I'd say this, but: Thank you, Mr Barroso, the President of the European Commmission, for making it absolutely clear that if Scotland were to leave the United Kingdom, she would have to sign a new treaty that would commit her to signing up to the single currency.

"So that I think has perhaps made a bigger difference in the Scottish debate than anything that's happened before."

Commenting on UKIP's relatively lower support in Scotland, Mr Farage said:

"The reason why UKIP has done poorly in Scotland compared to the rest of the United Kingdom is because the word 'independence' meant something different in Scottish politics and it had never really been properly examine.

"Now I think people can see increasingly that what is being offered to Scotland isn't independence, it is in fact an even deeper dependency and a total loss of democracy to European institutions.

"I think that cat is now out of the bag, and recent opinion polls back this up, we're now in a position where UKIP can start to make some real advances in Scotland too."
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