"Scotland is playing a game. They say if they are not allowed to stay in the single market then they will have another referendum on independence but the polls are against them. They know they can't win an independence referendum," Sidney Cordle, the party’s leader, said.
The latest opinion poll conducted by Herald/BMG revealed that 55 percent opposed the idea of holding a referendum on Scottish independence, while 34 percent backed this initiative.
"The current Scot Nats leadership has dug a big hole for itself and really now has nowhere to go," Cordle said.
In an interview with the RT broadcaster published Wednesday, Scottish National Party’s (SNP) foreign affairs spokesman Alex Salmond said that Scotland intended to defend its stance concerning the issue of remaining within the European single market, while also maintaining political and monetary ties with the United Kingdom. Salmond noted that this would require not only imagination and flexibility, but also sensitivity to Scotland’s interests.