After Britain left the EU on Friday, the Scottish government’s position is that it is going to look for independence and then rejoin the bloc, against the wishes of the U.K. government.
“I am not sure Europeans leaders, let alone in the U.K., would welcome this kind of language,” he told the BBC.
But Raab said Tusk’s opinions were”rather un-European and rather reckless, given the secessionist-separatist trends in Spain, in France and in Italy.”

Raab said the U.K. government would”expect the SNP to live up to its commitment to honor the results of the independence referendum, and not for them to keep coming back and asking for a second one.”

That prompted an immediate reaction from London, with U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab describing the remarks as”un-European and rather irresponsible.”
The U.K. government does not intend to authorize yet another referendum on Scottish independence, citing the Scottish National Party’s description of the 2014 vote as a”once-in-a-generation chance” to settle the matter.
“Emotionally, I have no doubt everyone would be enthusiastic here in Brussels and more widely, more commonly also in Europe,” Tusk told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, while adding the country would need to follow the standard protocol for EU accession.

Brussels”would be enthusiastic” if an independent Scotland sought to rejoin the EU, former European Council President Donald Tusk said Sunday.
Tusk added that he would welcome Scotland in the EU:”If you ask me for my emotions and genuine feelings, you may witness just empathy.”
“We have our own treaty… If something like for example the independence of Scotland happens, then we need anyway a regular new process,” he said.


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