This, of course, is blatantly untrue. The SNP policy, agreed by the Party in conference, is not that at all. The actual SNP policy is to go for an independent currency as quickly as possible, and there are no tests attached.
That’s the P³.
According to the BBC at least the party in conference agreed the following:
The aim should then have been for the Scottish Parliament to take a decision on whether to establish a new currency “by the end of the first term of an independent Parliament”.
Pleas from the leadership not to amend the motion were ignored by a majority of party members, who voted by 781 to 729 for a new currency to instead be introduced “as soon as practicable”.
However the amendment, by the SNP’s Dalkeith and District Branch, kept the vast majority of the leadership’s proposals – including the use of six key economic tests that will “guide” the precise timescale for a new currency.
These were set out by the party’s Growth Commission, and include an independent Scotland having a “sufficiently strong and credible fiscal position in relation to budget deficit and overall debt” before a separate currency is introduced.
And there would need to be evidence that the new currency would “meet the ongoing needs of Scottish residents and businesses”.
The tests were kept despite activist Timothy Rideout, who spoke for the amendment, describing them as “rubbish”.
Can’t see that they changed this at the November virtual conference.
But then who are we to believe? That tax funded and therefore entirely impartial BBC or some loon on the internet?