Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Tuesday to be “completely determined” to defend, notwithstanding Brexit, the place of her region in the European Union, announcing that she would go to Brussels Wednesday with this aim. “I am determined, completely determined, to preserve the relations and the place of Scotland in the EU,” declared Mrs. Sturgeon, also head of the SNP separatist party, when giving a speech before the Scottish Parliament at Edinburg.
“If we leave Europe, it will be against our will” and it would be “democratically unacceptable,” she added, emphasizing that the Scots voted predominantly (62%) in favour remaining in the EU in Thursday’s referendum.
“Tomorrow I will make a first visit to Brussels to present the position and interests of Scotland to the representatives of the main parliamentary groups of the European Parliament and to the President of the European Parliament,” Martin Schulz, stated also the head of the Scottish separatists.
Since Friday, with the announcement of the result of the British referendum on belonging to the EU, Mrs. Sturgeon considered it “very likely” that there will be a new referendum on the independence of Scotland following that of 2014, in which the “no” position won.