SNP ministers misleading Scotland on EU

Commenting on Jose Barroso’s statement that all new states have to reapply to the EU, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

“It looks like SNP ministers may have been misleading everyone. Did they really think nobody would check their complacent claims?

“The President of the European Commission has made it clear that Scotland would need to reapply. Asserting that Scotland would be a continuing member of the European Union doesn’t make it true.

"This would impose a greater burden of conditions on an independent Scotland. Scotland would lose out.”