So far, the debate in the Independence referendum has been poor. The YES campaign has been passive, merely soaking up punishment The No Campaign has been more active but unrelentingly negative.
Following upon an initiative in November 2012 when Gordon Wilson and Jim Sillars raised the option of EFTA (The European Free Trade Association) as a solution to the wrangling over whether Scotland would be admitted to membership of the European Union, Gordon Wilson, former Chairman (Leader) of the Scottish National Party today announced the setting up of a referendum discussion unit OPTIONS FOR SCOTLAND intended to highlight constructive options open to Scotland with independence.
Statement by Gordon Wilson, past leader of the SNP, and Jim Sillars, former deputy leader of the SNP.
This statement is issued because of our concern that the Scottish Government, and through it, the Yes side, has had difficulties over the question of Scotland and Europe –something that must be resolved quickly given its importance to Scottish business and the people who work for it.