Scotland could remain in the EU even if the rest of the UK were to vote to exit
12 February 2016
Scotland could remain in the EU even if the rest of the UK were to vote to exit – reports The Press and Journal. Senior officials have confirmed it would be possible to redraw the member state’s borders so only Scotland would be subject to EU treaties in the event of an Out vote. Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott highlights the “precedent” of the 1985 Greenland Treaty. She said: “It is possible for only part of a state to secede from the EU. Further, it would be ill-considered to dismiss Greenland as a precedent on the basis that Greenland is too small and unimportant to be significant.”
- Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott is Anniversary Chair in Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).