ONE of the country's foremost constitutional lawyers has accused Alex Salmond of a "lack of candour" over an independent Scotland's European Union membership.
ONE of the country's foremost constitutional lawyers has accused Alex Salmond of a \"lack of candour\" over an independent Scotland's European Union membership.
NEIL WALKER: Warned of tough negotations with Brussels.
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Magnus Gardham Political Editor
Professor Neil Walker, of Edinburgh University, criticised the First Minister's "complacent assumption" that joining the EU would be "nae bother" and happen exactly on the SNP Government's terms.
The academic – who last year served on an expert panel assembled by the First Minister to consider the impact of the UK Supreme Court on Scots law – warned of "tough choices and difficult compromises" in any future negotiations with Brussels.
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