Scottish Government admits no legal advice yet taken on EU membership – Top stories –

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THE SNP government has admitted that it has yet to seek legal advice on whether an independent Scotland would be able to join the European Union.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement at Holyrood today as the government finally published the 26,000 responses to the independence referendum consultation.

Ms Sturgeon said that as a result of the Edinburgh Agreement, which transferred the legal power to hold the referendum from Westminster to Holyrood, SNP ministers had concluded that they had “not sought specific legal advice” on EU membership.

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