Scotland’s First Minister and staunch supporter of the European Union, Nicola Sturgeon, has today (17 July 2016) suggested that Scotland may be able to “veto” when the UK leaves the European Union. Scotland voted by a large margin to remain part of the European Union.
In an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr on the Andrew Marr Show, the First Minister suggested that she could have a direct impact on the timing of the UK’s exit from the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May had earlier in the week stated that she “won’t be triggering Article 50 until I think that we have a UK approach and objectives for negotiations“.
When asked by Andrew Marr if she had a “veto in her back pocket” about the timing of Britain departure from the UK, Nicola Sturgeon answered: “I think we are in a very strong position. That is a position that I am going to use as well as I can.”