The author, who has previously spoken out against the SNP, questioned why liberals are “so happy to be associated with Nicola Sturgeon’s brand of nationalism” in a column for the Daily Telegraph. He wrote: “Among all the nationalist parties and movements, only the Scots nationalists are given a pass by the respectable and media classes. And this is curious because Scots nationalism is no different from any other type of nationalism.
“In fact, it is worse than most. Its sole motivating factor is anti-Englishness. Its leaders will speak well of any country in the world (Cuba, Iran, France) just so long as they can portray the English and the dreaded ‘Westminster’ in the worst possible light.
“Of course they have pulled this off in recent years by portraying themselves as ‘progressive’. No right-on cause can appear without the SNP putting its fumbling, fat hands around it.
“From there the contradictions pile up without consequence.
“At present the SNP is an avowedly green party whose sole honeypot is (it believes) North Sea oil. It is a “pro-diversity” party that welcomes people of all creeds and colours. Except for the English.”
He continued by saying a second referendum should only be allowed to take place if it was agreed “what share of national debt” Scotland would take on in the event of voting leave.
He wrote: “Next time, let the voters know exactly what would happen to their currency, international alliances and security arrangements.”
Following the Brexit referendum, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has opposed the decision to leave the EU while pursuing plans to take Scotland out of the UK.
But while the Scottish National Party (SNP) and Ms Sturgeon pursued Indyref2 – they have come to blows over how to approach the issue.
A Panelbase poll of 1026 voters earlier this month suggested 54 percent of Scots would now back independence, compared with 46 percent who would not.