After Great Britain left the European Union, Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon is working hard for Scotland to join the European Union. Sturgeon said in an interview with the daily newspaper “Die Welt” and other European media that she would increasingly lead her country into the European Union after the independence referendum.
“According to the latest surveys, more than half of Scots want independence. I believe the Scots will say yes in the next referendum, “she said. An independent Scotland would then immediately apply for EU membership. In his opinion, Scotland is “a unique case for rapid entry into the European Union”.
“Scotland is coming home, this is not a new beginning”
Scotland’s accession is “not an enlargement”. Eventually, Scotland was a member for over 40 years, as part of the United Kingdom. “Scotland is coming home, this is not a new beginning.”
Scotland needs London approval for the referendum. If Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not allow a referendum, he does not exclude the judicial process, hence Sturgeon. “If London refuses to approve, then we will have to see if the Scottish Parliament can pass the necessary legislation. This question has not come up in court yet, but I am not dismissing it. We the head of the Scottish National Party (SNP) said that we cannot allow the British government to block democracy.
In the most recent vote in 2014, 55 percent of Scots voted to remain in the UK. However, the SNP argues that a new vote is necessary given Brexit. In the UK referendum on leaving the European Union in 2016, a majority of Scots voted in favor of remaining in the European Union.
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