What do No campaign say now EU membership under threat from Westminster?

Just a few weeks ago, Alistair Darling, the leader of the anti-independence No campaign, said: "I think we’re better together [as part of the UK]… because of the influence that we have in the European Union." And just last year he said our relationship with the EU was “critical” for Scotland.

The confirmation this morning that the Prime Minister supports an in/out referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union makes it very clear that the real threat to Scotland’s place in Europe comes from an increasingly Eurosceptic Westminster.

As Labour leader Ed Miliband warned at Prime Minister's Questions today, this means Scotland is now faced with massive economic uncertainty, given the real prospect that the UK might leave the EU.

What was, just a few weeks ago, one of the central pillars of the No campaign’s case, is now crumbling, with the anti-independence parties split on our EU future.

The No campaign has had plenty to say in the past about the importance of Scotland’s membership of the EU. But now that is under threat from Westminster, the question for Alistair Darling and the No campaign is this: "What are you saying today?"

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