Reacting to Jim Sillars comments that his own party should change tack and campaign to leave the EU, UKIP’s leader in Scotland said:
“Any genuine nationalist would be clear that leaving the EU is in the best interests of Scotland regardless of whether it remains part of the UK union.
“It is a no brainer that if you campaign for self determination you cannot then campaign to have the vast majority of your laws made by people none of us elected, in another country.
“I welcome this move by Jim and I welcome him to the leave campaign.
“We may differ on the union question, but we both know that Scotland is better off out of the EU.
“We know there are many more people across the Scottish political spectrum that understand the value of leaving the EU, and we fully expect a large number of them to break cover as the campaign gains momentum and they start putting the country before their party.”