McAllister expects intense debate about Scotland’s independence

McAllister expects intense debate about Scotland's independence

CDU MEP David McAlester sees the United Kingdom facing a “passionate, constitutional debate” about Scottish independence following the nationalists’ victory in the Scottish elections. He told the Phoenix broadcaster that. The possibility of another referendum “depends on whether the Scottish government succeeds in creating such political pressure on the British government that the prime minister reconsiders his position” and approves a referendum.

David McAllister, via dts news agency

They believe that Scotland’s entry into the European Union is possible. “In theory, an independent Scotland could become a member of the European Union, applying for membership first, but there is still a long way to go,” McAllister said. “Finally, like all other countries, the European Union is to see if all the political, legal and economic prerequisites will be met.”

However, the starting position of Scotland is good. “Scotland was definitely a fully developed part of the European Union, as a fully developed part of the United Kingdom by the end of January 2020,” McAllister said. “In this regard, of course, Scottish membership will, for example, initiate the accession process under different circumstances than in the Western Balkan countries.”

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