How Scottish nationalists might try to tactically sabotage the EU referendum

Some Scottish nationalists may vote for the UK to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum because they think it will speed up the route to independence, a former leader of the SNP has said.

Gordon Wilson, who served as head of the party for more than a decade, said he was considering voting "strategically" for the UK to leave and suggested that many other SNP members may do the same thing.

His comments come after Jim Sillars, the former SNP deputy leader who is campaigning for the UK to leave the EU, said he had been "astonished" by the number of the party's members who wanted to leave the bloc but were unwilling to speak out.

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