First Minister comments on Cameron EU speech

Commenting on the speech by Prime Minister David Cameron this morning on the future of the UK in Europe, First Minister Alex Salmond said:

“This was a fundamentally confused speech by the Prime Minister which is painfully short on detail.

“On the one hand he is trying to appease the Eurosceptics on his own backbenches and on the other he is trying to appear as a European reformer. He is trying to ride two horses at the same time and it is inevitable he will fall off before long.

“This completely changes the nature of the debate in Scotland. The Westminster parties have consistently claimed that a referendum on Scotland’s independence causes uncertainty.

“It is now clear the persistent undercurrent of Tory Euroscepticism poses the biggest threat to Scotland's position in the EU and has now helped to hole below the waterline the baseless scaremongering of Alistair Darling and the rest of the No campaign.”

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