Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:53


Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell has said that Spain would welcome an independent Scotland into the EU.

When asked about the future of Scotland, Mr Borrell said: “If Westminster agrees, we are not going to be more Papist than the pope. If Westminster agrees why would we be against it?”

He continued: “I think the United Kingdom will split apart before Spain. That is a clear sign of the United Kingdom’s weakness.”

The intervention follows an opinion poll which found that Scots overwhelmingly believe that an independent Scotland would be granted EU membership – with 63% agreeing, and only 22% disagreeing.

Commenting, SNP MSP George Adam said:

“This intervention confirms what people in Scotland already know – and demolishes a favoured Unionist scare-story. 

“Independence will allow Scotland to be an equal partner within Europe – instead of being dragged out against our will by the Tories.

“That message of hope is increasingly powerful as the reality of a Tory hard Brexit begins to bite.”

Spanish Foreign Minister declares an independent Scotland would be welcome in EU

If Scotland were to leave the UK and seek to be a member state of the EU, which of the following do you think would be the most likely outcome? 
•             TOTAL: Scotland would be granted membership of the European Union: 63%
•             TOTAL: Scotland would not be granted membership of the European Union: 22%

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