Scotland would be be at back of queue to join EU if it becomes independent, says Spanish foreign minister

Scotland would “have to queue” to rejoin Europe in the event it achieved independence, Spain’s foreign minister has warned. 

Alfonso Dastis said Spain wants “things to stay as they are” in response to Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement that she plans to hold a second independence referendum. 

He said: “Spain supports the integrity of the United Kingdom and does not encourage secessions or divisions in any of the member states. We prefer things to stay as they are.”

He also warned of the obstacles to entry for an independent Scotland and made it clear the country would receive no special treatment. 

He said Scotland

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