The debate on whether an independent Scotland would be a member of the European Union refuses to go away, in spite of all the work put into clarifying matters. The latest intervention from Commission president, Jose Manuel Barroso merely confuses the question.
Like most people who have studied the matter, I have long argued that Scotland would need to apply for membership but that it would be admitted.
In this piece, originally published at the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum, Professor Laura Cram discusses the potential relationship between Scotland and the European Union in the event of a yes vote, arguing that 'we might expect more continuity in Scotland’s relationship with the EU than immediately perceptible radical change'.
Michael Keating giving evidence at the European and External Relations Committee