Deputy Editor, Ted Jeffery explains his main issues with the SNP whilst also launching a new campaign to try and keep Scotland an integral part of the UK. 

Whether it's in the lowlands of Edinburgh or the highlands of Inverness, the cry for Scottish Independence is starting to grow ever so stronger. However, since 2014 I've never really seen it be anything else than just a piece of romantic drivel.

I can't fathom how it is the SNP think Independence will work out well for the Scots. From what I've seen so far, there is no concrete plan in place that maps out a stable pathway post-Scexit.

There are far too many questions that need to be answered, and yet there seems to be this staunch arrogance amongst SNP members in which their faith in Independence is based on making loose promises to the Scottish people.

I've spoken to multiple friends, who are burdened with having an SNP MP, about the persistent nature of their representatives directing blame for local constituency issues to the fact Scotland is anchored to the rest of the UK. Always producing the same rhetoric that the problems they see in their communities won't be amended until Independence is achieved.

I wouldn't even call that a clever use of tactics. If anything, it's just darn right lazy.

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So with this level of incompetence to look forward to from the Scottish Nationalist Party in 2020, it has never been more important to stand up for the cause and try to decode the falsehoods that the SNP are insistent on spouting.

Comment Central is here to do just that. 2020 marks the year that we start addressing the issue of Scottish Independence as well as campaigning for Scotland to remain as an integral part of Great Britain.

As a loyal Scot, the last thing I want to see is the country that I call home torn apart from the rest of the UK. A lot of you will read my bio and assume I'm just a jumped-up public schoolboy from London who bears no connection whatsoever to the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, however, you'd be wrong. I am indeed a proud Scot. I may have been born in Epsom, but I was made in Edinburgh. I spent my childhood there, so to see Scotland being dragged out of the United Kingdom would be a heart-wrenching moment.

Over the next few weeks, I'll be writing a regular piece on why it is Scotland's home is within the UK and is by no means second best to England. To successfully do this, I'm going to tackle the matter from every angle (Economy, Education, Health, Technology, Political structure etc.) And most importantly than anything else – the people's stories.

I want to be able to share with you the real stories and real views from those on both sides of this debate. If we are going to get anywhere as a campaign, then we must learn to understand the views of not just Nicola Sturgeon, but also my Great Aunt Ruby living up in Perthshire.

The first piece will be looking at whether or not Scotland does have a future inside the EU? And whether or not they would need it.

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