So this morning it has been confirmed that Brussels will definitely refuse to let Scotland automatically join the European Union if voters back Alex Salmond’s plans for independence. Officials at the European Commission have revealed Scotland’s EU membership will ‘cease to apply’ if it is no longer part of the UK and the Spanish government has made clear it would ‘veto’ any attempt by Scotland to join since this would likely bolster calls for Catalonian independence.
Since the acceptance of any new member must be unanimous, this is a major blow [and embarrassment] for Mr Salmond, who has publicly claimed that Scotland would automatically continue to be in the Euro bloc.
Surely the last nail in this particular political coffin?
Posted on December 6, 2012, in Politics, Scotland and tagged Alex Salmond, bloc, Catalonia, EU, Euro, Europe, European Commission, First Minister, membership, nail, Nicola Sturgeon, political coffin, Scotland, Scottish Independence, Spain. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.