It seems Britain’s exit from the EU is not going to be as straightforward as Brexit supporters would have envisaged.
That’s because Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has now told the BBC that the Scots could try to block the UK’s exit from the EU through a veto.
Her comments came after the Friday’s referendum results showed that 52% voters wanted to leave the EU.
Sturgeon had also suggested the idea of holding a second referendum for Scotland’s freedom from Britain because the Scots had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU with 62% backing Remain and only 38% wanting to go.
Sturgeon said that “of course” she would ask Member of Scottish Parliaments to refuse to give their “legislative consent”.
However, Scottish Secretary David Mundell said he “personally” did not believe that Scotland could block Brexit.
Sturgeon, whose party has 63 of the 129 seats in Scottish parliament, said, “The issue you are talking about is would there have to be a legislative consent motion or motions for the legislation that extricates the UK from the European Union?
“Looking at it from a logical perspective, I find it hard to believe that there wouldn’t be that requirement – I suspect that the UK government will take a very different view on that and we’ll have to see where that discussion ends up.”
On Saturday, it was reported that more than 2.5 million people had signed a petition demanding a second EU referendum, after 52% voters favoured parting ways with Europe on Friday.
The petition crossed the minimum threshold of 100,000 signature for the topic to be discussed in the House of Commons (British parliament) by MPs.
Britain comprises of four countries namely England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
David Cameron, who had led the ‘Remain’ campaign said he will resign in October making way for the new Conservative leader to succeed him.
Cameron had previously said there will be no second referendum.
On Friday we reported how many voters who had voted to leave the EU were now repenting their decision.