The SNP suffered a blow as even its own supporters cast doubt on the party's economic predictions for independence this weekend. Speaking to German broadcaster DW, one SNP supporter Howie Nicholsby, a kilt maker, blasted the lack of a "business strategy and plan about how it's actually going to work". This comes amid dwindling poll support for Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP ahead of next week's elections.
Mr Nicholsby told DW: "I feel Scottish first. Scottish society is different to English, Welsh and Irish society. We have our own culture, music and language, art and history.
"But I only want an independent Scotland if it's good for Scotland and the Scottish people.
"It feels too much like it is politicians and politics and party rivalry rather than on a business level and strategy and plan about how it's actually going to work."
DW's Birgit Maass said: "Nicholsby voted in favour of Scottish independence in 2014, and still thinks Scotland should be an autonomous country.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
"But Brexit and the pandemic have given him doubts. He thinks independence could be risky, diving society and even his family."
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The SNP suffered a blow as even its own supporters cast doubt on the party's economic predictions (Image: GETTY)
One SNP supporter Howie Nicholsby, a kilt maker, blasted the lack of a plan from Sturgeon (Image: DW)
One person in Edinburgh told DW that Scotland simply "can't afford" independence, saying: "I think we should stay in the union.
"I didn't want Brexit, it's been a nightmare, so why would you want to break up a union that is hundreds and hundreds years old?
"It would cost a lot of money, it would be terrible for the