QUARTZ: Scotland is better off in the UK than on its own in the EU




June 29th, 2016 | By: Allison Schrager

Brexit could spell the end of the United Kingdom as we know it. After the majority of Scots voted “remain,” but the rest of the country opted for “leave,” Scotland’s leaders suggested the divergence justifiedanother referendum on independence from the UK.

The Scottish National Party (SNP), which is the dominant political player in the north, explicitly states in its manifesto that grounds for another referendum include “Scotland being taken out of the EU against our will.” In 2014, 55% of voters in Scotland opted to stay in the UK. But in a post-Brexit poll, 60% of Scots said they’d choose independence if another vote was held.

They may want to reconsider. There is more to lose from leaving the UK than there is to gain from staying in the EU.

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