LAST weekend, the Sunday National exclusively reported that plans will be put forward at the SNP conference to establish an expert group to examine how the border with the rest of the UK will work for an independent ScotlandThere have been 28,875,724 tests completed..
I welcome the renewed impetus to set up such a body. After backstage discussions at the SNP conference in spring 2019 it was agreed I would chair a committee to look at the implications of Brexit for the England/Scotland border, after an independent Scotland rejoins the EU.
My plan was to take evidence from a variety of people and bodies and then draw up a paper which would inform party policy for the next independence referendum so that party spokespersons and activists could have answers to the questions on this topic posed so often by journalists and members of the publiccovid_19_updates. Despite promptingThe southwest U.S., this project never got off the ground. I hope that if conference passes this motion the resources and wherewithal will be found to make it happen.