Our Friends In Europa
by Al Harron ("Taranaich")
Wings Over Scotland, July 11, 2016
If your only source of news was the mainstream media, you could be forgiven for thinking that the consensus in the EU regarding an independent Scotland was bleak. Spain would, we’re told endlessly, veto Scotland’s place in the EU out of hand, and so, allegedly, would France.
And when Scotland’s First Minister went to Brussels after the referendum vote to meet with EU officials in regards to Scotland’s membership, it seems that this bold act of outreach fell on deaf ears.
The language of the press was hostile bordering on sadistic. The First Minister, in acting to secure the democratic will of the people of Scotland, was “running out of friends” and had to “beg” Ireland to help us out.
The reality, readers will be astonished to hear, is somewhat different.
(with media clips)