What do No campaign say now EU membership under threat from Westminster?
Just a few weeks ago, Alistair Darling, the leader of the anti-independence No campaign, said: "I think we’re better together [as part of the UK]… because of the influence that we have in the European Union." And just last year he said our relationship with the EU was “critical” for Scotland.
The confirmation this morning that the Prime Minister supports an in/out referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union makes it very clear that the real threat to Scotland’s place in Europe comes from an increasingly Eurosceptic Westminster.
As Labour leader Ed Miliband warned at Prime Minister's Questions today, this means Scotland is now faced with massive economic uncertainty, given the real prospect that the UK might leave the EU.
What was, just a few weeks ago, one of the central pillars of the No campaign’s case, is now crumbling, with the anti-independence parties split on our EU future.
The No campaign has had plenty to say in the past about the importance of Scotland’s membership of the EU. But now that is under threat from Westminster, the question for Alistair Darling and the No campaign is this: "What are you saying today?"
by Angus Millar
In a series of interviews published today, senior politicians and academics from Denmark have said that the country would ‘welcome’ an independent Scotland into the European Union, and that the transition process to independent membership of the EU would be a ‘mere formality’ which could ‘happen overnight’.
by Toni Giugliano
Last night Croatia became the 28th Member of the European Union. Thousands celebrated the country’s accession through the streets of Zagreb as the country became the second ex-Yugoslav state to join the EU. On the same day, Lithuania took over the EU Presidency, from Ireland, for the first time since joining in 2004.
Yes Scotland today welcomed comments by an adviser to the German government that Scotland would remain part of the European Union after independence.
The Sunday Herald reports that economics professor Roland Vaubel said the idea that an independent Scotland would not be a EU member had "no basis" in European treaties.
People from a range of EU countries and now living in Scotland came together today to voice support for a Yes vote in next year's independence referendum.
Citizens from countries such as Poland, Italy, France and England gathered in Edinburgh to say why they want Scotland to stay in the EU - and why independence is the best way to guarantee it.