Manifesto Check: SNP not-so-brave in the face of eurosceptics

Michael Keating

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


Until the 1980s, the SNP was opposed to membership of the European Community/Union, although there was a small pro-European element within the party.

In the late 1980s – at the same time as the Labour Party – it turned towards Europe. Since then, the EU has become a key supporting framework for the independence project.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2015


  • European Union (EU)
  • Scottish Independence
  • SNP
  • European Commission
  • EU referendum
  • UK elections 2015
  • Manifesto Check 2015
  • SNP manifesto


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