Spain won’t support Scottish independence unless Westminster backs the secession from the UK
If this happens, the First Minister plans to hold a vote on October 19, 2023. The sticky situation for the Spanish will arise if the Supreme Court denies the request, in which case Ms Sturgeon has threatened to declare Scottish independence without Westminster’s consent.
“Spain considers they have unilaterally gained independence. So from the Spanish stance, these countries are not recognised out of fear of an analogy with similar independence movements going on in Spain,” Mar Aguilera Vaqués, professor of constitutional law at the University of Barcelona, explained.
During a vital election year, Spain is highly unlikely to support Scotland’s re-entry into the EU unless the process is legally binding. If everything is kept above board and Westminster agrees to the secession from the UK, the Spanish government has agreed to raise no objections.
“Why not? If they leave Britain in accordance with their internal regulation [and] if Westminster agrees, why should we be against it?” Josep Borrell, former Foreign Secretary, said back in 2018.
Source: Murcia Today