PUBLISHED: 19:52, Tue, Oct 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 19:55, Tue, Oct 1, 2019
Chief Spokesman for the Social Democratic Party for Scotland Mev Brown explained that although Brexit was widely considered to impact Scotland differently from the rest of the UK, it wasn’t the only argument for Independence. In an interview with Express.co.uk, Mr Brown argued that the Iraq War, helmed by Labour Party’s Tony Blair, was still an influencing factor. Mr Brown argued that the Iraq War negatively impacted Scotland and therefore added to the desire to break away from the UK and become independent.
The SDP spokesman said: “Tension has been building for a while.
“I did some polling a couple of years ago, I was a chief spokesman for a business in Scotland during the referendum.
“The issue of the impact of Brexit on the Scottish Independence movement came up in conversation.
“I have been active in politics for 15 years, I have spoken to thousands of people on the doorstep.
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Mev Brown insisted that Scots wanted Independence partly because of the Iraq War (Image: Getty)
Following the Iraq War protests have been held against Tony Blair and George Bush (Image: Getty)
“When I talk to people on the doorstep I tend to listen more than talk as you get a lot of really good information.
“One of the