The SDA is implacably opposed to Scottish membership of the European Union (EU). In contrast, the SNP is dangerously ignorant of the broader implications of independence that go beyond the glorified local government level that is devolution. It is totally in hock to the so-called European Movement (Euromove) that dictates its EU-favourable policy.
Euromove was from the beginning a creation of the American Office of Strategic Services (OSS), invented by OSS head, William “Wild Bill” Donovan, just after the Second World War, and continued by its successor the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) when Frank G. Wisner was head of clandestine operations there; Euromove being funded by that body as well as through the American Committee for a United Europe (ACUE), which was, from the beginning, financed by US intelligence as well as by the likes of the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations and other agencies with close contacts to the US Administration. The EU is, therefore, an American driven development, and it is still American policy to keep it under US control. Papers revealing those facts were discovered among recently released material by a researcher at Georgetown University, one of the top Ivy League universities in the US. The ongoing negotiations being carried out, mostly in secret, between the US and the EU to set up a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is just the logical extension of what master spy Donovan started after 1945; an arrangement if it receives legislative authority will amount to the end of democracy as we know it, and lead to the dictatorship of American turbo capitalism.
It is essential that the eyes of the SNP membership are opened to the manner in which the European Movement (so-called) has pulled the wool over the eyes of the SNP leadership. The British used to do that with potential political leaderships in the dominions, especially India. Young maharajahs were educated at Eton and Oxbridge in order to pull them into the English establishment and thereby keep them and their country under control. Euromove has done exactly the same with the SNP and other Scottish parties for years on end by offering them prestigious active and representational positions to give them the illusion that they are doing something important.
It is a little known fact that 80% of EU “legislation” is simply taken over from institutions higher up the global order and presented as the EU’s own. One of the hardest facts is that non EU, but European Free Trade Association (EFTA) members, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and even tiny Liechtenstein have far more decision making clout than any EU member. The reason being that they have voting power in their own right in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and a huge number of similar global institutions where the real decisions are made before being taken over by the sub regional EU, which has no power to alter them. EU member states do not have this right to protect their own interests, because they are bound by the EU "common policies" rule that obliges them to support a single EU policy line at the higher decision making level within a whole range of global institutions. And that single EU policy will not be formulated for the benefit of the smaller member states if that is not in line with the interests of Germany and France.
Only one of the five major European institutions is basically free of US domination, i.e., the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, which forced the recall of Scotland's Parliament and Government at the instigation of the Scotland-UN Committee, the SDA's predecessor.