#AceNewsReport – June.30: If this doesn’t teach her something about the arrogance of the EU, then nothing will.
NON! EU slaps down Sturgeon: SNP leader dramatically announces she wants ‘immediate discussions’ to STAY in EU… but she is humiliated as Brussels says ‘No, that’s not how it works’
The EU yesterday dealt a devastating blow to Nicola Sturgeon’s new bid for independence – by ruling out any prospect of Scotland retaining its membership when Britain leaves.
After the Brexit vote, the SNP leader said she was seeking ‘immediate discussions’ with Brussels to ‘protect Scotland’s place in the EU’.
But The Mail on Sunday can reveal that civil servants in Brussels have already ruled that the whole of the UK must exit the EU following Thursday’s shock vote.
After the Brexit vote, the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said she was seeking ‘immediate discussions’ with Brussels to ‘protect Scotland’s place in the EU’
Ms Sturgeon, speaking yesterday on the steps of Bute House in Edinburgh, called for another independence referendum during the next two years while Brexit negotiations take place, in the hope that Scotland can seamlessly remain in the EU.
But Brussels has dashed the First Minister’s hopes by confirming that even if Scotland voted for independence, it would have to reapply for EU membership.
That could take years and come with conditions – such as adopting the euro and bringing in controls at the border with England.
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