Davidson accuses Salmond of telling Europe fibs

By Tim Pauling

Published: 13/12/2013

Alex Salmond was branded the “Pinocchio of Scottish politics” in a Holyrood row over EU membership yesterday.

The first minister has insisted an independent Scotland could negotiate entry from within the EU, while details could be finalised within 18 months of next year’s referendum.

On numerous occasions, he has quoted sources to back up the SNP case, including a letter from an European Commission official that opponents said was “pulled off the internet”.

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